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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
H. 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm) diameter of mouth 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.162
  • Description

    Colorless with pale green tinge; trails in same color.
    Outsplayed, rounded rim; tall body with slightly convex side, tapering downwards.
    On body, decoration comprising four horizontal trails, one below rim, two others on upper body with a zigzag pattern overlaid between them, below this eight vertical trails that end where another horizontal trail runs around lower body; the vertical trails of two different types, one of a double overlapping pattern, the other of a row of pinched, rounded projections, alternating around body.
    Broken and repaired, with large cracks and large part of lower body and whole of foot and bottom missing; a few bubbles; dulling, whitish weathering, iridescence, and limy soil encrustation.

  • Provenance

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

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