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Glass beaker (carchesium)

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–mid-3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.172
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Translucent very dark green, appearing black.
Everted, rounded rim; concave curving side to cylindrical body, then splaying out to rounded carination, below which it has a low convex undercurve; applied base ring; flat bottom, with central kick and pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; slight dulling and faint weathering.
Said to be from Cologne

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1315, p. 182, pl. 248.3.

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