Photo © IMJ, by David Harris, Peter Lanyi, Zev Radovan, Nahum Slapak, Mariana Zalzberger
Large cup
Eastern Mediterranean
1st–2nd century CE
Yellowish green blown glass
H 10.5 D 12.8 cm
Dobkin Collection
Accession number: 77.12.791
 
 
This type of cup, also called a modiolus, imitates the shape of a type of large pottery (terra sigillata) cup, itself an imitation of a cup produced in silver.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003, English / Hebrew

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir