Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

MEROVINGIAN BAG BEAKER

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 27, 2017

MEROVINGIAN BAG BEAKER LOCATED IN THE RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN IN THE CITY OF LEIDEN

H: 19.5 cm D:6.0 cm Date: 550-700 Found: Nederland, Noord-Brabant

Complete bag beaker, yellowish to light greenish-brown. Slightly everted rim, narrowing somewhat at the neck. Cylindrical body widening before curving into a convex base with a sharp point. It is decorated below the rim with a fine self-coloured trail turned unevenly eight times, ending in a blob. A thick plain trail was turned once round the neck. Eight vertical trails were laid from this trail down to the base. The vertical trails are alternatively indented or plain. The glass is of rather poor quality with many bubbles (several of them up to 13 mm in length). The remains of a punty mark were observed at the point of the vessel. The point and decoration were only slightly damaged in several places.

Link to Museum:   http://www.rmo.nl/english

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