2 Cup Fragments

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Object Name: 
2 Cup Fragments
Accession Number: 
As Restored H: 14.8 cm; Without Stem and Foot H: 11.6 cm; Rim Diam: 12.5 cm
Not on Display
75 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep blue glass; cast; lathe- and wheel-cut; polished. Two groups of fragments from cup with ovoid body; rim ground and polished; wall curves inward to form semi-ovoid body. Two vertical handles at rim are cut with long horizontal thumb-rests with concave sides; elaborate scrolls on either side of handles; angular offset ridges on exterior surfaces of finger notes; undersides of lower rests beveled along axes. Each group of fragments comes from vicinity of handle, below which are elaborate relief-cut volutes. Decoration on either side of body consists of scene with narrow ground line: (a) beardless youth with naked torso sits or reclines on draped couch facing left, resting on his left arm, with the right arm bent and with a scepter or staff-like object in the right hand; (b) male with naked torso, perhaps with long flowing hair, sits or reclines on draped couch, also facing left, resting on left arm.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Ein augusteisches Kameoglas im Kestner-Museum zu Hannover (2002) illustrated, pp. 21-24; figs. 12, 13, 15, 16; BIB# 96300
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 77, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 141-142, #292, pl. 39; BIB# 29547