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Stemmed cup
5th century AD-6th century AD

8.9 × 6.7 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Mediterranean
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Bluish-green stemmed cup with a vertical rim, the lip inclined inwards, thickened and rounded, the sides taper slightly downwards to near the base of the body where they curve more sharply to meet the stem; a short cylindrical stem and splayed, folded footstand with a tubular rim and lower fold pushed up to the top of the stem from below. The cup is decorated from the rim with closely-set curving mould-blown ribs, running clockwise, at first horizontally and then turning downwards and fading out towards bottom of body. The cup is blown, the ribbing is pre-moulded on a gob and expanded and twisted during inflation; the stem and footstand are tooled from the same gob as the body; no pontil-mark.