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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) Diam.: 3 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (9.5 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1417
Not on view
Colorless; base ring with green tinge.
Bulging rim, cracked off unevenly; tall body with side tapering downwards; low, solid, base ring applied as a coil and flattened underneath; shallow kick in bottom.
On body, three registers of wheel-cut horizontal lines: a single line immediately below bulge; a band of three fine lines on upper body; and another single line two-thirds down side.
Broken and repaired, with three holes in side; pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling and yellowish brown weathering.
Said to be from Antunnacum (Martinsberg, Andernach, Germany)

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