The J. Paul Getty Museum

Leaf Beaker

Object Details

Title:

Leaf Beaker

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Eastern Mediterranean, Roman Empire (Place Created)

Date:

1st century A.D.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

85.AF.91

Dimensions:

7.3 × 6.4 cm (2 7/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

Beaker of pale yellow-green glass inflated into a three-part mold consisting of two side panels and a base. Foliate relief frieze decor consisting of four vertical plants, each with nine alternating plain and decorated leaves growing from a single stem. The frieze is bordered above and below by two horizontal raised bands, and the stems of the plants descend into the space between the bottom bands.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1985

Robert Haber (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (October 18, 2007 to May 27, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), October 18, 2007 to January 14, 2008
  • The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning), February 15 to May 27, 2008
Bibliography
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 195, no. 68.

Wight, Karol. "Leaf Beakers and Roman Mold-Blown Glass Production in the First Century A.D." Journal of Glass Studies 42 (Corning, New York: 2000), pp. 61-64, fig. 1a-d, 2-4.