Cage cup

Cage cup

Cage cup

An ancient Roman vessel decorated by undercutting so that the surface decoration stands free of the body of the glass, supported by struts. The vessel appears, therefore, to be enclosed in an openwork cage. Cage cups are sometimes known as diatreta or vasa diatreta.

Alternate Spellings: 
cage cups
vas diatretums
vas diatreta
vas-diatretum
vas-diatreta
Term Variations: 
Vas diatretum
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