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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a dip mold and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Elias Kempner, 1934
Accession Number:
34.132.35
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; trail in same color.
Everted rim with rounded lip; cylindrical body with vertical side, then curving in sharply to solid pad base; concave bottom with pontil mark.
Single horizontal trail wound once round upper body; side decorated with faint wavy ribs, becoming twenty-seven prominent ribs on side of base.
Intact; many bubbles; slight pitting, enamel-like creamy brown weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1935. Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30(1): p. 19.

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