Glass beaker signed by Jason

Roman, Syro-Palestinian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green.
Outsplayed knocked-off rim with indent below; body with convex sides, tapering downwards; thick flat bottom, recessed within rounded edge.
Three-part mold with two vertical sections joined to cup-shaped bottom section, forming decoration in relief on sides and bottom; two horizontal ridges above central frieze containing two Greek inscriptions, each in two lines and divided vertically by a stylized palm frond; below frieze, three more horizontal ridges; near bottom on cup section of mold, two more horizontal ridges; on bottom, raised circle surrounding central depression with small boss.
Intact except for one chip in rim; blowing striations and many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior, and creamy brown weathering and soil encrustation on interior.
The inscriptions read "Jason made (me/it)" on one side and "May the buyer be remembered" on the other.

Probably made in the same mold as the other Jason beaker displayed here (59.11.3).

Glass beaker signed by Jason, Glass, Roman, Syro-Palestinian

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