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Glass beaker

Period:
Imperial
Date:
Late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.210
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Vertical ground rim; slightly convex curving side tapering downward, with round bottom edge; thick, slightly pushed-in bottom.
On body, four evenly-spaced horizontal bands of broad grooves, with one fine horizontal line below.
Complete, except for one small weathered chip in rim and large crack down side; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; pitting, some dulling, brilliant iridescence, and creamy weathering on exterior, thick limy encrustation and weathering on interior.
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