Ancient Art

Patella Cup

1st century A.D.

Mosaic glass, opaque purple

4.3 × 9.6 cm (1 11/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1981.62.5
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Necropolis, Tomb 24), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 272, ill.

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