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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–mid-3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.166
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Translucent dark green; trails in translucent turquoise blue.
Rounded, slightly thickened rim; funnel-shaped neck; square body, with convex curving edges; outsplayed low applied base ring; concave bottom with pontil scar at center.
Each side of body with large tooled indent and pointed kick on interior; trail in relief wound once round base of neck, and another trail wound 1½ times around undercurve of body.
Two large holes in body, but otherwise complete; some pinprick bubbles; slight dulling and faint weathering
Said to be from Augustobona Tricassium in Gaul (modern Troyes, France)

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1313, p. 182, pl. 248.1.

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