A ROMAN AMBER GLASS HARVEST BEAKER
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A ROMAN AMBER GLASS HARVEST BEAKER

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN AMBER GLASS HARVEST BEAKER
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired prior to 1998.
Exhibited
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, May-December 2011.
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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Y. Israeli, Made by Ennion: Ancient Glass Treasures from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, exhibition cat. (Israel Museum), Jerusalem, 2011, p. 70.

This type of beaker is similar to that of the waisted "Harvest Beaker". Cylindrical glass beakers of non-waisted form with similar frieze decoration include two vessels from the Oppenländer collection now in the Getty Museum, nos. 2003.318 and 2003.316 (cf. von Saldern 1974, nos. 446 and 452); and another from the Cinzano collection, now in the Getty Museum (cf. Lazarus, 1974, no. 6). A similar beaker to the above lot with a pale blue-green tinge from the collection of David and Jemima Jeselsohn, Zurich, was also included in the 2011 Made by Ennion exhibition (op. cit., pp. 72-3).

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