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Beaker

Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 5/8 x 3 7/16 in. (21.9 x 8.8 cm) at foot: 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Munsey Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.185.203
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
This exceptionally tall, straight-sided glass, sometimes called a Stangenglas (pole glass), is as richly ornamented on the inside as on the outside. It is a rare example of a glass featuring sharp-pointed spikes that project into the glass.
Othmar Strauss, Vienna (until 1922); Jacques Mühsam, Berlin (1922–sold 1927)
Husband, Timothy B., and Jane Hayward, ed. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. New York: Dutton Publishing, 1975. no. 35, p. 43.



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