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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm) Diam.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1332
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep cobalt blue.
Outsplayed and thickened rim, with beveled upper edge; tall cylindrical body with slight S-shaped profile; pushed-in bottom with off-center kick.
Broken and repaired with several holes in side; bubbles, a few inclusions, and blowing striations; dulling, some pitting, and faint weathering.
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