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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan or Tiberian
Date:
early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass, cast; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H. 8.9 cm; max. diameter 6.4 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1238
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue.
Plain, inverted rim, with beveled upper edge; ovoid body, tapering downward; small, concave bottom.
On exterior, a deep and wide horizontal groove below rim in a band with narrower and shallower groove immediately below; another horizontal band of two close-set abraded grooves around body halfway down side.
Broken and repaired with several chips in lower side and two patches of fill, one in rim; pinprick and larger bubbles, with striations; dulling, iridescence, and small patches of creamy weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 49, pp. 62-3, 206, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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