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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.89
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; convex side tapering downward; small, concave bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; brilliant iridescence and faint weathering on one side, but two-thirds of body covered with muddy brown encrustation.
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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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