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Cup with Dionysiac Revel

1st century A.D.

Transparent olive green glass; mold-blown

16.5 × 9.6 cm (6 1/2 × 3 3/4 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.50
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to have been found in the necropolis of Beroia at Aleppo, Syria; ex. coll. Ada Small Moore.
7-25-1935 Kouchakji receipt.

Bibliography: 

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. 232, pls. 48–49.

Jane Hayward, “Roman Mold-Blown Glass at Yale University,” Journal of Glass 4 (1962): 53–55, fig. 1, 9–10.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 54-56, no. 136, ill.

Christine Kondoleon, Antioch: The Lost Ancient City (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 205, fig. 91.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 28, fig. 28.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 280, pl. 40, fig. 242.

John Varriano, Wine: A Cultural History, exh. cat. (London: Reaktion Books, 2010), 60, no. 27, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.