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Roman Inscribed Glass Beaker

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651
Culture
: Roman, Ro-Imperial
Period
: 1st century A.D.
Material
: Glass
Dimensions
: Height: 7.5cm, Diameter: 7.1cm
Price
: POR
Provenance
:

Ex-European private collection. Said to have been found at Homs, Syria ; Khayat, 1922.

Conditions
:

Intact and in excellent state of preservation.


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reference 651

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.

 

Bibliography

Parallel:

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.

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