Glass beaker or lamp
- Late Imperial
- 4th century A.D.
- Glass; blown, blobbed, and cut
- H.: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
Colorless with pale green tinge; blobs in translucent cobalt blue.
Thick, uneven rim, very slightly outsplayed and ground; funnel-shaped body with slightly convex profile, then curves in to small concave bottom.
On body, horizontal band of blobs, comprising two larger blobs on opposite sides, and two groups of three smaller blobs between them, one arranged as a horizontal row, the other as a downward-pointing triangle; above blobs, a single horizontal band of wheel-abraded lines.
Intact, except for small chips in and below rim, and on bottom; few bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and enamel-like brown weathering.