Cup with Gladiators

Object Name: 
Cup with Gladiators

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Object Name: 
Cup with Gladiators
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.1 cm, Rim Diam: 7.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent light yellowish green glass, bubbly, patches of seed; mold-blown, three-part mold; rim cracked off and ground. Cylindrical cup; rim very slightly everted, ground; vertical side, tapering at bottom; flat base. Mold-blown decoration; on body, two friezes, each with horizontal rib at bottom: (a) narrow, with inscription in relief "SPICVLVS COLVMBVS CALAMVS HOLES/PETRAITES PRVDES PROCVLVS COCVMBVS; (b) pairs of gladiators, fighting: Spiculus standing, Columbus on ground; Calamus and Holes fighting; Petraites and 'Prudes' fighting ('Prudes' loses his shield); Proculus defeats Cocumbus and holds victor's palm frond; on base, two concentric circles in relief.
Gourraud, Mr., Former Collection
Hubin, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Glass of the Caesars
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
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Ancient Art in American Private Collections
Fogg Art Museum 1954
Exposition des Beaux-Arts : Archeologie et Peinture Ancienne
Nantes Museum 1872 through 1872
Accepi remum: Gladiatorial Palms and the Chavagnes Gladiatorial Cup (2009-06) illustrated, between p.440 and 441;
Richards Complete Bible Dictionary (2002) illustrated, p. 270 (top center); BIB# 73428
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 60-62, pl. 532; BIB# 58895
Les verres romains a scenes de spectacles trouves en France (1998) illustrated, p. 132, 149, pl. 5, 9, no. 74; BIB# 90749
The Boudican Uprising and the Glass Vessels from Colchester (1996) illustrated, p. 61, fig. 14; title page;
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 12; BIB# 36566
The Revell Bible dictionary (1990) illustrated, p. 270 (top center); BIB# 65501
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 169, #90; BIB# 31831
Title Unknown (Glaswelt) (1958-06-11) pp. 10-16;
Glas (1958) illustrated, p. 12, fig. 11;
Glas (1958) pp. 191-2; BIB# 25567
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 59-60, #73; BIB# 27315
Ancient Art in American Private Collections (1954) #363, pl. XCVII; BIB# 19297
5000 Years of Glassmaking (1954) pl. X; BIB# 27771
La verrerie en Gaule sous l’Empire romain (1922-1923) p. 190; BIB# 34069
Das Glas im Altertume (III) (1908) vol. III, p. 735 ff.; BIB# 27426
Verres a Course de Char (1893)
La Verrerie Antique: Description de la Collection Charvet (1879) p. 68, #4;
Histoire de l’art de la verrerie dans l’antiquité (1873) p. 42 ff., pl XLIX; BIB# 27942
Historie de l'Art de la Verrerie dans l'antiquite (1873) p. 42 ff., pl. XLIX; BIB# 27942
Exposition des Beaux - Arts: Archeologie et Peinture Ancienne (1872) p. 131, #66;
Miscellanea vetraria (1865) pp. 305-310, pl. XX;
Notice sur un verre a boire antique trouve dans la Vendee (1860) 15 p.;