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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
H. 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm) diameter of mouth 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.162
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge; trails in same color.
Outsplayed, rounded rim; tall body with slightly convex side, tapering downwards.
On body, decoration comprising four horizontal trails, one below rim, two others on upper body with a zigzag pattern overlaid between them, below this eight vertical trails that end where another horizontal trail runs around lower body; the vertical trails of two different types, one of a double overlapping pattern, the other of a row of pinched, rounded projections, alternating around body.
Broken and repaired, with large cracks and large part of lower body and whole of foot and bottom missing; a few bubbles; dulling, whitish weathering, iridescence, and limy soil encrustation.
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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