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Glass one-handled beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) Diam.: 2 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (5.2 x 7 x 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.247
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle in same color.
Everted, rounded rim; straight side expanding outwards and then curved in; tubular splayed base ring; uneven bottom with central kick and pontil scar; plain rod handle applied to side of body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in, and trailed onto top of body and underside of rim.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; limy encrustation, dulling, creamy brown weathering, 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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