Cylindrical beaker - ROM2010_11594_8


Cylindrical beaker

Medium:Blown glass with thin trailed coil
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: about 275-350 AD
Period: Late Roman Imperial/Byzantine period
11.5 x 8.1 cm
Object number: 910.52.5
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionGlass flasks, jars, beakers, and small toiletry flasks of uniform fabric were popular during this era. To embellish these vessel, artisans enjoyed applying trail and coil decorations, heavy threads, frills, and zigzag patterns. Sometimes they added coil upon coil of glass to form very fancy and elaborate handles. A two-colour scheme was frequently employed.
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