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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) diameter 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.241
Not on view
Colorless with pale yellow green tinge.
Thick, outsplayed rim, cracked off and ground; cylindrical body with almost straight side, then curving in; large integral tubular splayed ring base, made by folding; almost flat but uneven bottom.
On body, five horizontal grooves, arranged at regular intervals down vertical side.
One large hole in rim, one chip in exterior edge of rim, and one large crack extending round upper body from hole; pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and patches of whitish weathering.
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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