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Beaker with Vegetal Decoration 092a   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 Vegetal Beakers and stock levels.

We do not make Vegetal 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.

Based on a beaker from Kerch in the Crimea (on loan from Woodbrooke College to the City of Birmingham Museum, England).

The inscription (in Greek): EUFRAINOU EFO PAREI ("Rejoice in that at which you are present") is reminiscent of Jesus' words to Judas (Matthew XXVI, 50) in the Greek text of the New Testament, which has caused some scholars to speculate that such cups may be identified with the "Holy Grail" used at the Last Supper. However, this group of vessels dates from no earlier than the middle of the 1st Century AD, and the phrase is a well known Roman salutation.

Similar beakers have been found throughout the Roman Empire from Tunisia to southern Russia. The style of the decoration recalls the work of the 1st Century Roman glassmakers Ennion and Aristeas.

Height: 7.2cm   Diameter at shoulder: 7.5cm   Capacity: 165ml

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