Bell Beaker (Sturzbecher)

Object Name: 
Bell Beaker (Sturzbecher)

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Object Name: 
Bell Beaker (Sturzbecher)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 15 cm; Rim Diam: 8 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep green, with many elongated bubbles. Blown (body inflated in dip mold) and applied. Bell-beaker with very tall neck. Rim outsplayed with rounded lip; neck tapers then splays at bottom and merges with shoulder, which has rounded edge with slight overhang; shallow body with rounded base; no pontil mark. Neck has spiraling ribs made by blowing into mold and twirling; body formed by blowing into undecorated mold. Single trail wound in one horizontal revolution around junction of rim and neck.
Mahboubian, Mehdi (Iranian, 1921-2005), Source
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Splendeur des Sassanides
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire
Cleveland Museum of Art 1978-01 through 1978-08
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1978-01 through 1978-08
Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas 1978-01 through 1978-08
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, p. 110, #11; BIB# 115588
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 153-154, pl. 670; BIB# 58895
The Royal Hunter : Art of the Sasanian Empire (1978) p. 158, #81; BIB# 19889