Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
58.1.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.3 cm, Diam (max): 8.3 cm; Rim Diam: 6.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
50-100
Primary Description: 
Transparent light greenish blue glass with few bubbles; mold- blown, two-part mold; rim cracked off and ground. Pyriform beaker; rim curves outward and upward, ground; short cylindrical neck; rounded shoulder; body tapers towards bottom; flat base. Mold-blown decoration in two registers: (a) above trees with fronds and clusters of dates: "INC/IT" faces "HIR/PIN", "CIA/[ ]O" faces "SAC/ITA"; (b) four standing figures, each with right arm raised in salute, receive crowns or palm fronds from winged Victories; the figures are identified by name "HIHRAX" (below "INC/IT"), "PYRAM", "CECAS" and "CRVSCVS"; on base, four concentric rings in relief.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
1958-06-27
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
HIHRAX PYRAM, CECAS CRVSCVS
mark
NC/IT HIR/PIN, CIA SAC/ITA
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above trees with fronds and clusters of dates
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 64-65, pl. 535; BIB# 58895
Recent Important Acquisitions, 1 (1959) illustrated, pp. 106-107, #7;
Sennequier pp. 93-94, esp. p. 94;