Cylindrical Cup

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Object Name: 
Cylindrical Cup
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.112
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.8 cm, Diam (max): 12.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
701-899
Primary Description: 
Transparent light blue, with a few small bubbles and inclusions. Blown and scratch-engraved. The object is a cylindrical cup with a plain, rounded rim and a slightly convex wall. The base is plain and has a pontil mark at the center. The wall is decorated with a continuous horizontal band of ornament, which has multiple borders at the top and the bottom and is divided into three large and one small compartment by vertical bands of cross hatching. Each of the three large compartments contains two vertical pairs of cross-hatched triangles with their apexes almost touching, but separated by V-shaped motifs. The spaces between the triangles and the upper and lower borders are filled with hatched circles.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Glass of the Sultans
Venue(s)
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 17-18, #6; BIB# 113723
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 163, #69; BIB# 68105
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6348; Pl. 1, no. 5; BIB# AI31213
Treasures in Glass (1966) p. 25, #25; BIB# 28036
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 284-285, #606; BIB# 27315
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 50, #303, pl. XXIV; BIB# 28196