Cup

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Object Name: 
Cup
Accession Number: 
66.1.30
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.8 cm, W: 13 cm; Rim Diam: 9.3
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99-1 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent colorless glass, bubbly with patches of highly iridescent film, badly cracked and chipped; cast and lathe-cut. Ground and polished rim retains two lathe-cut grooves on interior (5 mm apart), wall bends in and down to form a truncated ovoid body resting on a cavetto or concave profiled spindle base decorated by a lathe-cut boss with central point on the underside; the vertical handles at the rim no longer retain their thumb-rest although the curving finger rings are complete; the elaborate scroll work, typical of metal skyphoi, is preserved along the edge of the rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
1966
Sambon, A., Former Collection
Homberg, O., Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
Venue(s)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 140, #289, pl. 39; BIB# 29547