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Glass beaker

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.140
Not on view
Translucent yellow green.
Plain, knocked-off, and ground rim; tall, conical body with straight side, tapering downwards and curving in at base; slightly concave bottom.
On upper half of body, seven bands of horizontal grooves, alternating as four thick and three narrow lines.
Broken and repaired, with two holes in rim and one long hole in lower half of body; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; deep pitting and weathering, and iridescence on exterior, thick weathering and iridescence on interior.
Said to be from near Nazareth, Israel.

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