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Patella cup

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Ivory paste, opaque white. Low cup with a bracelet rim, rounded walls and a narrow base.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2279

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels