- Museum number
Glass mould-blown beaker with Greek alphabetic inscription; cylindrical body on a flat base (two raised concentric circles on underside); slightly ground rim; three pairs or horizontal ribs along the body; with three narrower ribs at the bas; upper two of pairs of ribs frame a inscription in alphabetic Greek characters: Euphrosyne (Good cheer).
- Production date
- 1 -100
Height: 10.16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Cf. SCE IV/3, 142, Beaker type III, though this example appears to be unique (see Childs et al. 2012, 259 for a recent description and discussion). For a similar shape (but not an exact match) and the same inscription, see Whitehouse 2001, 25-6 no. 490. See Harden 1935 and 1946 for a more general discussion of Romano-Syrian cups with mould-blown inscriptions, 176, while the papers in Fontaine-Hodiamont 2010 provide recent studies of mould-blown glass.
Childs W. et al (eds) 2012, City of gold. The archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cypru (Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum)
Fontaine-Hodiamont, C.C. et al. (eds), 2010, D'Ennion au Val Saint-Lambert. Le verre soufflé-moulé (Brussels).
Harden D. 1935, 'Romano-Syrian glasses with mould-blown inscriptions', Journal of Roman Studies 25, 163-86.
Harden D. 1946, 'Two tomb-groups of the first century A.D. from Yahmour, Syria, and a supplement to the list of Romano-Syria glasses with mould-blwon inscriptions', Syria 24 (1944-45), 81-96, 291-2.
Whitehouse D. 2001, Roman glass in the Corning Museum, vol. 2 (Corning, NY: Corning Glass Museum).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
October 2012-January 2013, USA, Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, 'City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus'.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.1356
Other BM number: 1890,0731.15-17 (One of the three items no registered as GR 1890,8-8.1-3 originally in the large group GR 1890,7-31 (nos 15-17) from Marion-Arsinoe transferred to the Ethnographic Department. They are not described in the original register so cannot be matched with the three items reregistered as GR 1890,8-8.1-3.)