Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
54.1.119
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.3 cm, Diam: 11 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-399
Credit Line: 
Gift of I. C. Elston, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Transparent very pale greenish yellow glass; blown (probably mold-blown), rim cracked off and ground, cut, ground, polished. Conical shape; rim slightly outsplayed, with ground lip; wall tapers, then curves in at bottom, narrow base; wall with wheel-cut decoration of continuous horizontal lines and bands of polished facets: (from top to bottom) 1.8 cm below lip, two parallel lines, very lightly incised; band of 32 vertical pointed-oval facets; similar band of 32 pointed-oval facets, each one slightly offset from facet above it; two rather uneven, roughly parallel lines; band of ten broad oval facets, each with height slightly greater than width; two rather uneven, roughly parallel lines, each more than 0.1 cm wide; base with, at center, single circular facet (diam:2.2 cm).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elston, I. C. Jr., Source
1954-09-07
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 258-259, #442; p. 374, #442; BIB# 58895