Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
68.1.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.6 cm; Rim Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
75-125
Primary Description: 
Light yellowish brown glass; blown in three-part mold. Cylindrical, tapering towards base. Rim slightly everted, unevenly cut, smoothed by fire-polishing; below rim shallow wheel incisions; body has straight side tapering towards base; flat base with concentric ridges and central dot. Molded decoration of four panels separated by columns with stepped bases and tall capitals; above capitals, alternating flame-like motifs and loops; above panels, gabled tops; below bases, string-course. Each panel has one standing figure: (a) male holding caduceus and purse or tortoise-shell, (b) female carrying staff with dead birds or animals and bow; (c) male carrying dead large animal, (d) figure of uncertain sex with amphora and staff or sickle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hecht, Robert E., Source
1968
Category: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 54-56, pl. 527; BIB# 58895
Mythological Beakers: A Re-Examination (1994) illustrated, pp. 30-31, figs. 1-4;
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 30; BIB# 36566
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom;
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 45;
Glass Of The Roman Empire (1988) illustrated, pp. 36-37, fig. 14; pp. 7, 9; BIB# 32608
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 163, #85; BIB# 31831
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (postcards) (1987) illustrated, #15; BIB# 34348
Mold-Blown Beakers with Mythological Scenes (1972) illustrated, pp. 26-47, figs. 2, 4, 8;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 11 (1969) illustrated, p. 110, #5;