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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.273
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge.
Outsplayed rim, with uneven, cracked-off lip; almost vertical side, then curving in; partially tubular ring base; uneven bottom with small, central kick.
On body, horizontal bands of faint wheel-abraded lines.
Complete, but cracks in body; pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and large patches of limy 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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