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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (9.8 x 7.3 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.203
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Rim outsplayed, cracked off and uneven; side cylindrical at top and tapering slightly downwards, then shaped into a rough square with hollow convex corners; square, pushed-in bottom.
On body, four deep and long indents, forming a star-like shape to interior.
Intact; some bubbles; patches of soil encrustation, creamy weathering, dulling, and iridescence.
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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