Conical Beaker or Lamp

Object Name: 
Conical Beaker or Lamp

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Object Name: 
Conical Beaker or Lamp
Accession Number: 
79.1.66
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.6 cm, Diam: 8.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-599
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Beaker or Lamp. Transparent yellowish green, with many small bubbles. Blown (probably mold-blown) and applied. Beaker or lamp: conical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall straight and tapering; base plain, slightly concave; pontil mark annular (D. about 2.2 cm). Wall decorated with 20 vertical trails extending from about 2.0 cm below lip to 1.0 cm above base; each pair of trails was nipped together twice (at about 6.0 and 12.0-13.0 cm below lip), and individual trails in each pair were nipped together twice with nearest trails in adjacent pairs (at about 8.0 and 15.0 cm below lip), thus creating irregular network of elongated rhomboids.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1979
Category: 
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 29, #17; BIB# 88262