Hemispherical Cup

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Object Name: 
Hemispherical Cup
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.3 cm, Diam: 11.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Cup. Almost colorless, with brown tinge. Blown and facet-cut. Cup: hemispherical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall curves down and in, and merges with base. Exterior covered with contiguous hollow facets arranged in five horizontal rows, surrounding large central facet on base. Facets are of different shapes: pentagonal with rounded top on uppermost row; hexagonal on next three rows; circular on bottom row. Central facet is circular.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) illustrated, p. 602, top left; BIB# 61154
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 43-44, #47; BIB# 88262