Beaker or Lamp

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Object Name: 
Beaker or Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
62.1.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.4 cm, Diam: 9.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 300-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale yellowish green. Mold-blown and cut. Beaker or lamp: conical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall tapers, then curves in at bottom; base plain. Decorated on wall with five continuous horizontal bands of vertical oval facets, each row below continuous band of faint wheel-cut lines, and with one large circular facet on underside of base. From top to bottom: (1) wheel-cut lines begin 0.5 cm and end 1.5 cm below rim; beneath them, one row of 35 narrow facets; (2) wheel-cut lines begin 4.1 cm and end 5.0 cm below rim; beneath them, three rather uneven rows of 31 narrow facets, arranged in quincunx; (3) wheel-cut lines begin 9.8 cm and end 10.8 cm below rim; beneath them, one band of 27 narrow oval facets; (4) wheel-cut lines begin 12.8 cm and end 13.7 cm below rim; beneath them, three uneven bands of 21 narrow oval facets, arranged in quincunx; (5) wheel-cut lines begin cm 18.8 and end 19.4 cm below rim; beneath them, one band of eight relatively broad facets.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Safani, Esteban, Source
1961-11-16
Category: 
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 53-54, #63; BIB# 88262