Roman Inscribed Glass Beaker
Culture: Roman, Ro-Imperial
Period: 1st century A.D.
Dimensions: Height: 7.5cm, Diameter: 7.1cm
Ex-European private collection. Said to have been found at Homs, Syria ; Khayat, 1922.
Intact and in excellent state of preservation.
This very rare green Mould-blown glass with the sides decorated in relief. The central frieze is decorated with a Greek inscription: rejoice and be merry. Very few beakers with such inscription have come to us.
SUSAN b. MATHESON: Ancient Glass in the Yale University art Gallery, 1980, Yale University, nbr. 135, p. 54: Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century A.D., Moore Collection, 1955.6.67, Height: 7.7, Diameter: 7.3 cm.