Beaker with Blue Trail

By
Nicole Berlin
Nicole Berlin is a graduate student in Classical Art and Archaeology. She received her BA in Classics and Anthropology from Northwestern University and has had a wide variety of experiences in the art world, from the excavation of a Roman villa at Chiusi to working on Egyptian archaeology documentaries in Rome. Nicole is a graduate intern at the JHUAM and has a particular interest in Roman wall painting.

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  • Accession Number: JHUAM HT 142
  • Measurements: Width: 6.6cm, Height: 11cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 4th-5th c. CE
  • Provenance: Syrio-Palestinian

This transparent, pale blue-green glass beaker sits on a flat, disc-shaped foot and tapers up to a rounded rim. It is decorated with a single, cobalt blue trail that is wound once around the vessel, overlapping at the center. Similarly shaped beakers have been found throughout Syria and Palestine.

Comparanda:
Corning Museum 74.1.16 and Israel Museum 77.12.218.