Glass beaker or lamp

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Glass; blown, blobbed, and cut
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
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.