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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.92
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; narrow, cylindrical body with straight side, then tapering in to folded foot ring; small bottom with low central kick.
Intact, except for small chip in rim; some bubbles and blowing striations; iridescence and creamy weathering, with thick soil encrustation around bottom of 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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