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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and blobbed
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Diam.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.169
Not on view
Translucent light yellow green; blobs in translucent turquoise blue.
Rounded, thickened rim; funnel-shaped body with straight sides; small, thick, rounded bottom with pontil mark.
On body, four roughly oval blobs applied to side halfway down.
Intact; blowing striations and a few pinprick bubbles; brilliant iridescent weathering and some soil encrustation.
Said to be from Scythopolis (Beit She'an, Israel)

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. p. 54, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

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