Cup

Object Details

Title:

Cup

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Byzantine

Place:

Eastern Mediterranean (Place created)

Date:

4th–5th century A.D.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2003.444

Dimensions:

8.3 × 8 cm (3 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)

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A free-blown, stemmed cup of colorless glass. The rim flares slightly. A shallow kick opens out to the underside of the foot. Weathering has given the cup a yellow hue and there is incrustation in several places. The vessel is reconstructed from fragments.

Provenance
by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his son, Gert Oppenländer, 1988.

1988 - 2003

Gert Oppenländer (Waiblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), October 8, 2009 to February 22, 2010
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 241, no. 707.