Glass beaker or lamp

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent yellow green; blobs in translucent cobalt blue.
Bulging, cracked-off rim; straight side tapering downwards, then slightly outsplayed at base; small circular bottom with central indent.
Three horizontal bands of wheel-abraded decoration: on upper body, a single fine line; a band of three lines above middle of body; and the third band comprising two fine lines just below middle of body. Between the first and second cut bands, a band of applied flattened blobs comprising two large circular blobs on opposite sides with two groups of six and seven smaller irregularly-shaped blobs arranged between them.
Intact; pinprick and a few elongated bubbles; pitting, brown weathering, and slight iridescence.

Glass beaker or lamp, Glass, Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

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