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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 5/16 in. (10.9 cm) Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Elias Kempner, 1934
Accession Number:
34.132.3
Not on view
Colorless with a pale blue green tinge; trail in translucent deep blue green.
Everted rim with rounded lip; cylindrical body with concave side, then curving in sharply to solid pad base; kick in bottom with central pontil scar.
Single horizontal trail wound once round upper body.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; soil encrustation, thick enamel-like whitish weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1935. "Notes: A Gift of Ancient Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30(1): p. 19.

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