Free-blown, stemmed cup of pale blue, translucent glass. The vessel has been formed by folding the parison over itself to create a double thickness for the body and to shape the stem and foot. Weathering has given it a blue-purple iridescence and incrustation occurs on the inside and under the foot. The cup been reconstructed from fragments.


  • Title: Cup (3/4 from above)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 4th - 5th century
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 5.4 × 7 cm (2 1/8 × 2 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Cup
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2003.445
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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