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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.87
Not on view
Translucent yellow green.
Thickened, slightly flaring rim, with rounded lip; upper side to body curving slightly outwards, then tapering in to tubular, slanting foot ring with low conical base; small kick in bottom, with pontil scar.
Intact, except for small hole in bottom; many pinprick bubbles, a few larger horizontal buubles, and blowing striations; faint iridescence on exterior, patches of thin weathering and 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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