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Beaker with Mythological Scenes 052a   Price £20 each

Mould-blown beakers from our Wood-fired Furnace

We are now making Mould-blown Beakers at our Wood-fired Furnace.
See this page for all of our Wood-fired Furnace vessels.
In particular, see this page for our Myth Beakers and stock levels.

We do not make Myth Beakers to order
- they are only available from stock on the website.

For stock levels of all of our mould-blown beakers, see this page.

At least eleven virtually identical examples of this beaker have survived.

The figures are known from other sources, and appear to be: DIANA, with catches of game; HERCULES bearing a sacrificial calf; a figure with a sickle and a jug of wine, probably HYMEN, god of marriage; and MERCURY, holding a caduceus (a staff entwined with two serpents) and a tortoise shell.

It is likely that they represent the gods bringing gifts to the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. (This Hymeneal procession suggests the possibility that these vessels were intended for sale as wedding presents.)

A complete example is in the British Museum.

Height (using metal mould): 12.5cm   Diameter at rim: 6.8cm   Capacity: 240ml    (Measurements from fired clay mould are different)

These beakers date to the 1st century CE.

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