Glass beaker


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

Translucent light green.

Unworked, knocked-off rim; cylindrical body with deep concave sides; slight convex bottom. Two vertical mold seams run down sides, with a separate shallow disk-shaped base section.

On body, two friezes, bordered above and below by two horizontal ridges and divided by a band of three horizontal ridges; in upper frieze, wreath pattern in four sections with sprays facing in alternating directions; on lower frieze, continuous ivy tendril with leaves on long stems above and below wavy stem; on bottom, rounded broad base ring with inner ring surrounding a double-set small ring at center forming overlapping figure-of-eight.

Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting, patches of whitish weathering, and iridescence.

Glass beaker, Glass, Roman

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