A Roman Green Glass Beaker, 1st Century AD

This beautifully colored beaker has a slight teardrop shape with a wide rounded base, an indented neck, and a flaring rim. The iridesence adds to the beauty of the pearl colored glass.

Dimensions: Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm), diameter: 2 inches (5 cm)

Condition: There are areas of lovely multi-colored iridescence to the exterior and mineral accretions to the interior, overall the vessel is intact and in very good condition overall. 

Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent.   William R. Crawford, a retired American career diplomat and expert on the Middle East and Cyprus, was Director of Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department between 1959-1964, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cyprus thereafter. In the 1970's, he was ambassador to Yemen and then to Cyprus and later became principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He donated part of his collection to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts prior to his death in 2002.

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