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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm) Diameter: 3 × 2 1/2 × 1 13/16 in. (7.6 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.282
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Flaring rim, with uneven, cracked-off edge; side expands downwards to prominent hollow bulge, forming carination, then slants inwards; low, solid ring base; low kick in bottom.
Single trail wound unevenly 1½ times around top of body.
Intact; pinprick and large bubbles; pitting, dulling, iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.
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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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