Fragment of Beaker or Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker or Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker or Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 4.5 cm; Base Diam: 3.1 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-50 CE
Primary Description: 
Opaque medium blue glass, some pitting on interior; cast, lathe-cut and wheel-cut on exterior. Fragment preserves base and lower vessel body of an extraordinarily thin globular wall which tapers into a lathe-turned base; the exterior has been cut into a simple cylindrical form with a half round groove elaborating the surface. On the underside, a concave profile highlights a countersunk circle in the center of the foot. The exterior surface of the body seems to have been finished by wheel-cutting as irregular polishing surfaces can readily bee seen.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 146-147, #305, pl. 39; BIB# 29547