Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
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Overall H: 3 cm, W: 2.8 cm
On Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, opaque white glasses; blown (?), cased, lathe-cut and carved (cameo technique). Rim of skyphos; rim plain, with flat top and lathe-cut groove on interior shortly below lip; edge of handle attachment with narrow lathe-cut groove at junction with rim; exterior has opaque white decoration in high relief (0.5 cm): youthful charioteer with long flowing hair and clean-shaven face, clad in long-sleeved tunic and with cloak flying out behind him, faces left with arms extended, grasping whip (head, chest and arms, only, survive).
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 55, #55; p. 329, #55; BIB# 58895