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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, blobbed, and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm) Diam.: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1294
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent yellowish green; blobs in translucent deep turquoise blue.
Uneven outsplayed and cracked-off rim; cylindrical body, then curving in to slightly pushed-in bottom.
Around body, horizontal band of blobs comprising three larger blobs interspersed with smaller ones arranged as two rows of six and one of seven; three extra small blobs accidentally applied, two above and one below band; above and below blobbed decoration, a single horizontal wheel-abraded line.
Intact; pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, enamel-like brown weathering, and some soil encrustation.
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