Beaker or Lamp

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Object Name: 
Beaker or Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
65.1.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.8 cm, Diam (rim): 12 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 400-499
Primary Description: 
Transparent light yellowish green. Mold-blown; parison blown in ribbed dip mold, withdrawn, and twirled. Beaker or lamp: conical. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; wall tapers, descending at steeper angle for top one-third than bottom two-thirds; base plain; pontil mark circular (D. 1.3 cm), with speck of scale. Wall decorated with closely spaced shallow ribs, which spiral down from left to right; they are faint immediately below rim and they disappear 3.5 cm from base. Glass contains small bubbles, with few larger, elongated bubbles at rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Alouf, Fouad, Source
1965
Zahar, Ali, Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 165, 233, #1180; BIB# 58895