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Glass rhyton (drinking horn)

Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown
H. 6 3/8", Diameter,2 5/16"
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green.
Tubular rim, folded out, slightly down, over, and in; flaring mouth; short cylindrical neck; elongated cylindrical body, tapering downwards and then curving out and down to pointed end.
Intact, but broken at end and missing tip of horn; some elongated bubbles; slight pitting of surface bubbles, small areas of whitish weathering, iridescence on exterior, most of interior covered with soil-encrusted weathering and brilliant iridescence.

With curved foot ending in a point.
Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XXV, 103)

Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 80 n. 21, 139, pl. XXV, 103, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln: herausgegeben von der Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln. Bd. 4: Das naturfarbene sogenannte blaugrüne Glas in Köln, Bd. 4. no. 677, p. 56, Berlin: Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln.

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