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Beaker

Date:
15th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 1/16 in. (10.5 x 7.8 cm) Base: 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Munsey Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.185.207
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
This type of stocky vessel, known as a Krautstrunk (literally, cabbage stalk), was one of the most common forms of drinking glass in Germany during the late Middle Ages; the green color is also characteristically German. The vessel displays applied drops of glass called prunts, used both to decorate its sides and to permit a firm grip.
Jacques Mühsam, Berlin (sold 1927)
Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 102, pp. 217, 261.



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