The Morgan Cup (130)

The Morgan Cup
The Morgan Cup
The Morgan Cup - Technique
Stop Number: 
130

Roman Empire, probably Italy
First century A.D.
Glass
H: 6.2 cm, Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
(52.1.93)

This cup is named for J.P. Morgan, the famous banker who once owned it. It is the only known ancient Roman cameo glass vessel that has survived intact. The scene shows worshippers at a shrine.

Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.