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Glass beaker or lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, blobbed, and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1328
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1962. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 7 Die römischen Gläser mit aufgelegten Nuppen., Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln, Bd. 7. pp. 51-2, pl. 99, Cologne: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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