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MEROVINGIAN GLASS CUPS (5th – 7th C)

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 24, 2017

MEROVINGIAN GLASS CUPS (5th – 7th C)

“The most frequent form of cup is a small hemispherical or bell-shaped vessel that would fit in the palm of one’s hand: hence the name “palm cup.” Palm cups may have a plain, fire-polished rim or rim that was folded out and down to produce the appearance of a collar. As with most other varieties of early medieval drinking vessels, cups may be undecorated or have dip-molded ribs or trails.” Taken from the book: Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants by David Whitehouse (2010) Below are pictures of plam cups from various and collections.

 

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