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Ancient Art

Patella Cup

1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Cast glass, opaque red

1 5/8 × 3 7/16 in. (4.2 × 8.7 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.25
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean or Egyptian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 17, no. 46, ill.

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 210, pl. 36c–d.

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