Cup

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Object Name: 
Cup
Accession Number: 
70.1.29
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.6 cm, Diam: 8.2 cm; Across Handles W: 14 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
99-1 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, much seed; cast and lathe-cut. Semi-ovoid body; rim ground and polished with single lathe-cut groove on interior; side curves inward to form semi-ovoid body; lathe-cut stem consisting of two concave-profiled spindles separated by thin disc; solid foot which splays into circular disc with raised rectangular-profiled band near edge and concavity on underside. Two vertical handles at rim, each with long horizontal thumb rest with concave sides; exterior surface of finger hole has angular offset ridge, while underside of lower rest is beveled along axis. On either side of handles, rim has projecting scrolls.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hambuechen, James E., Source
1970
Vogell, A., Former Collection
Hackl, Rudolph, Former Collection
Category: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #3; BIB# 36655
Glass Of The Roman Empire (1988) illustrated, pp. 10-11, fig. 1; pp. 6, 9; BIB# 32608
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 38, #14; BIB# 31831
Wine Tastes Its Best . . . (1985-11-17) p. 1, section D;
Some Pieces You Should See in The Corning Museum of Glass (1984) illustrated, p. 39, fig. 1;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 140-141, #290, pl. 18, 39; BIB# 29547
Recent Important Acquisitions, 13 (1971) illustrated, pp. 134-135, #3; BIB# AI93175f
Late Hellenistic Glass in the Metropolitan Museum (1967) illustrated, p. 31, #27-29;
Griechische Altertumer Sudrussischen Fundorts aus dem besitze des herrn A. Vogell, Karlsruhe (1908) p. 77, pl. 11.10, #973;