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Glass Cup with Wreaths
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Glass Cup with Wreaths


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Greek inscription on this amber-colored, cylinder-shaped vessel has a reversed letter N, a common mistake for an artisan writing on a mold. Wreaths, palm branches, and the inscription, reading "Take the victory," indicate that the vessel was made to celebrate a contest or honor.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/18/1974Treatmentrepaired
2/08/1982Treatmentsurface cleaned
4/14/1982Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Take the victory
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Creator
Period
early 1st century (Early Imperial)
Medium
molded glass
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.55
Measurements
H: 2 3/4 × Diam: 2 11/16 in. (7 × 6.9 cm)
Geography
  • Syria (Place of Discovery)

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