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Glass cone beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a dip mold and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 5 in. (12.7 cm) Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.182
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow; trail in same color.
Outsplayed, rounded rim; straight side to body tapering downwards to small thick and round bottom with large pontil scar.
Around top of body, horizontal trail wound round five times; close-set ribs on side, slanting down from right to left and becoming fainter towards bottom.
Intact; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; iridescent weathering and patches of limy encrustation.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1248, p. 174, pl. 234.4.

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