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Glass beaker or lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a dip mold
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) Diam.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.40.16
Not on view
Translucent yellow brown.
Outsplayed horizontal rim, with uneven, cracked-off vertical lip; straight side tapering downwards, then slightly outsplayed at base; small circular bottom with central indent.
Band of fifty-eight vertical ribs around top of body above irregular honeycomb pattern that becomes elongated and fainter towards base.
Intact, except for one weathered chip in rim; some pinprick and a few white, gritty inclusions; dulling, brown enamel-like weathering, and faint iridescence.
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