Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
73.1.19
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9 cm, Th: 0.2 cm; Rim Diam: 9.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent green glass with yellowish tint and pale purple streak near base, bubbly; blown in dip mold, rim cracked off and ground, wheel-cut, abraded. Rim bulges slightly, cracked off and ground; wall curves downward and in at bottom; flat, narrow base; no pontil mark; wheel-cut and abraded decoration; below rim, twenty-eight short abraded lines which slant downward from right to left; on upper two-thirds of wall, horizontal band of seven lozenges defined by two abraded continuous zigzags, each with two sets of parallel lines, wheel-cut vertical oval depression at center of each lozenge, and wheel-cut horizontal oval depression in each triangular area between lozenges; short, very lightly abraded line extends downward from most, but not all, horizontal depressions; on lower part of wall, horizontal band of twenty-two wheel-cut vertical depressions with two abraded continuous lines above and below.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Venator KG, Source
1973-09-18
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 264-265, #452; p. 375, #452; BIB# 58895