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Overall H: 19.8 cm, Shoulder Diam: 7.1 cm; Rim Diam: 5.2 cm
Not on Display
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Gift of Richard C. Reedy
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Transparent yellowish-green glass; mold-blown, three-part mold, rim ground. Tapering body; plain rim, ground flat; tapering neck; sloping shoulder which bulges and overhangs body; straight tapering side; slightly concave base. Mold-blown decoration on body: four figures, each standing in naiskos flanked by plain columns with stepped bases and tall capitals, supporting triangular pediments; between each pair of pediments loop or flame-like motif; figures, all facing right, are (a) the Roman god Mercury (male, holding caduceus and purse or tortoise shell); (b) he personification of Winter (female in chiton and himation, holding bowl and staff); (c) the hero Hercules (nude male carrying animal); (d) Hymen (figure with amphora and sickle or staff); under base, tiny central boss with two concentric circles.
Reedy, Richard C., Source
Looking at Glass: A Guide to Terms, Styles and Techniques (2005) illustrated, p. 64; BIB# 99164
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 56-57, pl. 528; BIB# 58895
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 130-131, #209; p. 344, #209; BIB# 58895
Mythological Beakers: A Re-Examination (1994) illustrated, pp. 33-35, figs. 7-11;
Important Ancient and Islamic Glass, Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Antiquities (#4324) (1979-12-13) lot 197;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 19 (1977) illustrated, p. 170, #6; BIB# AI90914