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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Diameter: 2 5/8 × 2 5/16 × 1 1/8 in. (6.7 × 5.8 × 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.284
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Flaring rim, with uneven, cracked-off edge; bell-shaped body with side expanding downwards and then slants inwards; low, solid ring base; small, uneven bottom, with pontil scar and kick on interior.
Faint wheel-abraded horizontal lines in bands down body.
Intact, except for chip on underside of rim; many pinprick bubbles and a few black impurities in rim; slight dulling and iridescent weathering on exterior, soil encrustation, thick creamy yellow weathering, and brilliant iridescence on interior.
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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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