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Glass beaker

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) Diam.: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (6.4 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.178
Not on view
Colorless, with same color trail and foot ring.
Knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; side tapering downward; applied coil foot ring; kick in bottom.
Thick trail wound six times in a spiral down body and tooled to form irregular lozenge or network pattern.
Intact, except for very chips and crack in rim; pinprick bubbles; dulling, severe pitting, iridescence, and creamy weathering.
Said to be from Mogontiacum (modern Mainz) Germany (Froehner 1879, p. 72, note 7).

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. pp. 71, 72 n. 7, 116, 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.

Kisa, Anton. 1908. Das Glas im Altertume, Vol. 2. p. 440, Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "The Room of Ancient Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(6) Supplement: pp. 19-20, fig. 24.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1959. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln: herausgegeben von der Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln. Bd. 5: Römische Gläser mit Fadenauflage in Köln (Schlangenfadengläser und Verwandtes)., Bd. 5. p. 74, pls. 114, 1115, Berlin: Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln.

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