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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.88
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Thickened, flaring rim, with rounded lip; undulating side to body, tapering in to folded tubular foot ring; low, pointed kick at center of flat bottom, with large circular pontil scar.
Intact; some dulling and iridescence but most of surfaces covered with creamy brown weathering.
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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