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Glass ribbed beaker

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Elias Kempner, 1934
Accession Number:
34.132.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven, outsplayed rim; short concave neck; side bulging at top, then tapering downwards; thick, concave bottom.
Side tooled into thirteen irregular, long, vertical ribs.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and thick brown weathering.

Blown beaker with ribbed body.
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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