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Glass beaker with indented sides

Period:
Imperial
Date:
mid-2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.208
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green; trail in same color.
Everted, thickened, and rounded rim; narrow concave neck; convex curving side expanding slightly downwards, then curving in to tubular base ring, made by folding; kick in bottom with circular pontil mark at center.
A single trail wound horizontally around top of body; on body, four large indents, giving square shape to side.
Intact; a few bubbles and inclusions; some soil encrustation, creamy weathering, and iridescence.

Colorless beaker with indented sides and trail around neck.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1290, p. 179, pl. 244.2.

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