Beaker (Main View - Side A with Inscription)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This mold-blown beaker is made of yellow glass. The seam mark indicates that this beaker was blown in a two-part mold. Its cylindrical body is decorated with relief inscriptions in Greek between two wreath friezes. The flat base is impressed with a raised circle. An overblow is visible below the cracked-off rim. This beaker is severely weathered and was reassembled. The surface presents some patchy iridescence, accretions, and flaking. Small chips are missing near the rim.


  • Title: Beaker (Main View - Side A with Inscription)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century A.D.
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.8 × 6.8 cm (2 11/16 × 2 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Beaker
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2003.319
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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