Monumental Late Hellenistic Wheel-Cut Glass Beaker

Culture: Greek
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 23 cm x 12.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3273
Provenance: English private collection from the 1980s, thence collection M.D., Germany.
Condition: Intact
Description: Highly important, monumental beaker of green transparent glass. The base slightly inverted, the body slightly conical towards the bottom and with horizontally set wheel-cut facets of different depth. Approximately in the center two broad cut rings framed by narrow rings. Below the rim, as well as in the upper and lower third a broad cut facet with narrow side rings. At the bottom two thin parallel running cut facets. Extraordinary and unique glass dating to the late Hellenistic period.