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Ancient Art

Beaker or Lamp with a Geometric Pattern

4th–5th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent pale green

8.8 × 11.1 cm (3 7/16 × 4 3/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.72
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

10-27-1923 Kouchakji receipt ("Sidonian Moulded Ovoid Cup")

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 319, pl. 72a.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 110, no. 286, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.