Glass beaker or lamp
- Late Imperial
- 4th century A.D.
- Glass; blown and blobbed
- Overall: 2 13/16 x 3 7/16in. (7.1 x 8.8cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
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Translucent pale blue green, with deep turquoise green blobs.
Unworked, knocked-off rim, with bulging collar beneath; somewhat misshapen and uneven sides to body, tapering downwards; pushed-in bottom.
Four blobs applied irregularly to exterior of lower body.
Intact, except for minor chip in rim; pinprick bubbles; slight dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on exterior, patches of creamy brown weathering on interior.
Vessels with decorated with colored blobs were very popular in late Roman times; examples have been found both in the East and along the Rhine frontier in Germany.