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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Diam.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.283
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Everted, rounded rim; almost straight, vertical side, then curving inwards; low tubular ring base; flat bottom with pontil scar on exterior, low kick on interior.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, whitish weathering, and iridescence, with soil encrustation around ring base.
Said to be from Cyprus (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XIV, 79)

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. pp. 79 n. 11, 120, 139, pl. 14.79, 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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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