Bell Beaker

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Object Name: 
Bell Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
63.1.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.5 cm; Rim Diam: 7.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
500-599
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass, bubbly, with white trails; blown with applied decoration. Bell shape; rim flares outward and upward, lip rounded by fire-polishing; wall tapers to smallest diameter shortly below mid-point between rim and carination, then splays; below carination, wall tapers and terminates at knob; upper part of body decorated with white trails arranged in the form of eight sets of suspended swags of different sizes, marvered flush; while glass is so thin that it appears transparent; somewhat distorted.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
1963-01-28
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, p. 111, #12; BIB# 115588
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 213-214, pl. 779; BIB# 58895