12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A LATE HELLENISTIC OR EARLY ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
Circa 1st Century B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the cast conical vessel with rounded shoulders, with two wheel cut horizontal grooves on the body, a horizontal groove below the rim, the vertical rim deeply grooved and cut off along the top, on a slightly concave base
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1993
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For a similar example in almost colorless glass see no. 382 in Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass.
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