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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/16in. (13.5cm) Other: 2 5/16in. (5.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.173
Not on view
Colorless with yellow green tinge; trail in same color.
Slightly everted rim, folded round and in, forming an inner lip; cylindrical body with slightly uneven and convex side, then turned in and tooled horizontally around base; splayed tubular foot, made by folding; deep, pushed-in bottom with pontil mark at center.
Below rim a single trail wound horizontally once around body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations, with some glassy inclusions and black impurities; dulling and iridescent weathering.
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