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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a dip mold
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam.: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.90
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent light green.
Rim folded out and up, cracked off; conical body, tapering downwards; small, flattened bottom.
On body, upper zone of thirty-five vertical ribs, extending upwards to underside of rim, with an irregular honeycomb pattern below extending across bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; patches of dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.

With sides ribbed and grooved.
Said to be from Cologne (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. X, 62).

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. no. 11, pp. 79, 97-8, 138, pl. X, 62, 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. 1961. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 6. Römisches geformtes Glas in Köln., Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln, Bd. 6. p. 58, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Lee, Soo Yung and Denise Patry Leidy. 2013. Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom. pp. 126-7, fig. 6.8, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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