Glass beaker (carchesium)
- Mid Imperial
- late 2nd–mid-3rd century A.D.
- Glass; blown
- H.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
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.