Roman Iridescent Drinking Cup

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Object Description

A rare Ancient Roman glass drinking cup, with iridescent elements over the transparent glass and earthly encrustations. The cup is round in shape, with a slightly conical base and an exerted rim. A simple linear pattern encircles the glass, with two parallel lines above a single line. The beauty of the cup is enhanced by the juxtaposition of the iridescence in the exterior and the earthly encrustations on the interior.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Very fine condition. The rim has a single chip, and the interior and exterior have some earthly encrustations.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:9 x H:6 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA