Fragment of Beaker (?)

Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker (?)

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker (?)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.3 cm, Diam (max): 5.5 cm
Not on Display
probably 900-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ray Winfield Smith
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with greenish yellow tint and small bubbles. Blown and slant-cut. Fragment of beaker (?). Wall straight, tapering first at steep angle, then at shallower angle near bottom; base slightly splayed, with countersunk boss (D. 2.3 cm) at center of underside; pontil mark probably removed by grinding and polishing. Wall has incised decoration made with broad slanting cuts: on upper part, two apparently continuous horizontal rows of 15 contiguous tall ovals arranged in quincunx; each oval has countersunk downward-pointing tear-shaped motif, several of which are hatched with short horizontal cuts; immediately below lower row, 15 contiguous pendant crescents and, below this, continuous horizontal groove. Beneath groove, wall is cut to form profile of bottom of wall and base.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Smith, Mrs. Ray Winfield, Source