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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.86
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Everted, rounded rim; vertical side to body, then tapering in to splayed base with folded tubular foot ring; small kick in bottom, with pontil scar.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; pitting, iridescence, and some milky weathering under rim and bottom on exterior, thick creamy brown weathering and brilliant iridescence on interior.
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.
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.

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