Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
Accession Number: 
74.1.72 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 4.1 cm; Handle L: 2.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, opaque white glasses; cast or blown, handle cut on wheel, body cased and carved (cameo technique). Rim, part of wall and handle of skyphos; wall curves inward as upper part of semi-ovoid body; vertical handle attached to rim and wall with attachment extending along rim and terminating in roughly semicircular projection; handle has round finger hole, pointed horizontal thumb rest and short, drooping finger rest; top of handle cut with tongue-shaped grooves; groove also extends along junction of rim and attachment and ends in volute on top of semicircular projection. Opaque white glass mostly removed from body, leaving decoration in relief: immediately below handle, bucranium or similar motif with knotted band around top; to left, edge of indeterminate motif.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1974-12-12
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 54-55, #53; p. 329, #53; BIB# 58895