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Inscribed Cup

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, purple, almost white in parts

6.6 × 6.9 cm (2 5/8 × 2 11/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.68
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to have been excavated near Tyre, Syria; Khayat, 1928; Moore Collection no. 837.
Described in 3-8-1928 Khayat receipt.

Bibliography: 

Susan H. Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum: From the Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1976), 63, no. 57.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 53–54, no. 134, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 22, 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.