Footed BeakerLate Antique
ca. 4th century - 5th century
3 1/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/8 in. (7.7 x 7.1 x 0.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.22
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Unclassified Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Eastern Mediterranean (?)
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- beakers - Flat-bottomed, cylindrical vessels usually with a pouring lip, especially those used by chemists and pharmacists.
- blown glass - Glassware shaped by blowing air through a blowpipe into a glob of molten glass.
- feet - Refers to terminal elements on which objects rest and that are small in relation to the body of the object. For relatively massive elements at the bottoms of structures or objects upon which the upper parts are supported, use "bases (components)."
- glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008
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