Footed Cup

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 4th - 5th centuries A.D.
Catalogue Entry

Cup free-blown from greenish translucent glass. The mouth is bent slightly inward beneath the rim to form a single decorative cord circles the interior of the cup. A thin glass thread is wrapped five or six times around the cup near the center of the body as decoration. The foot of the cup is made up of three layers. The bottom layer is made of flat, thin, dish-shaped glass, which is topped by two layers of donut-shaped glass. This cup was probably used for drinking. Its slightly later date has led to its slightly warped shape.