Goblet

By
Nicole Berlin
Nicole Berlin is a second year Classical Art and Archaeology graduate student. 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 1356
  • Measurements: Width: 6.3cm, Height: 10.6cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 4th-6th c. CE
  • Provenance: Nazareth, Israel

This translucent pale yellow-green goblet has a hemispherical bowl with an everted rim and sits on a short, concave stem. The two parts of the vessel were produced separately then joined. Goblets did not become common around the Mediterranean until the 4th century CE and the shape likely originated in the Eastern provinces. Some of the earliest examples of goblets have been found in Corinth from a deposit dated to around 300 CE. Finds in the Levant suggest that this shape was used there through the Islamic period.

Comparanda:
Isings form 111. Cf. Corning Museum 52.1.7 and Israel Museum 73.46.139.