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Glass beaker

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
H.: 3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Thickened rim, with slightly inverted, rounded lip; side tapering downwards on upper body, and then shaped into a rough square with hollow projecting corners; roughly square, concave bottom.
On lower body, four deep indents, forming a star-like shape to interior.
Intact; few bubbles; soil encrustation and root marks covering most of surfaces.
Said to be from Cyprus (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XXVII, 111).

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. 74, 79, 139, pl. XXVII, 111, 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.

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