The Roman House at Hopkins | Everyday Dining: Glass Vessels

Beaker with Blue Trail

By Nicole Berlin

Accession Number: JHAM 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.


Corning Museum 74.1.16 and Israel Museum 77.12.218.