Beaker with Greek Inscription

Object Name: 
Beaker with Greek Inscription

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Greek Inscription
Accession Number: 
59.1.79
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm, RIm Diam: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass with many minute bubbles; blown in three-part mold. Cylindrical beaker; rim slightly outsplayed, unworked, but ground; straight side, which slopes sharply inward at bottom; low footring. Decoration on side produced on two parts of mold, base, including ring, produced on third part; on side: frieze divided into two equal parts by vertical palm fronds, diametrically opposed, running from top to bottom; frieze contains (a) two horizontal ribs, (b) four palm fronds, in pairs, tops inward, touching, (c) inscription "Katachaire 'kai euphrainou" ('Rejoice and be merry') in Greek, the last two words written as one; (d) two more horizontal ribs; (e) continuous herringbone pattern.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
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Inscription: 
Katachaire 'kai euphrainou
Inscription
face Greek
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 23, pl. 486; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 67-69, #95; BIB# 27315