Date: 5th–6th century
Dimensions: Overall: 7 3/8 x 4 1/4in. (18.7 x 10.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number: 81.10.189
Though many of the most sophisticated techniques of Roman glassmaking had been lost by the fifth century, the Franks continued glass production and even developed a number of innovative forms. The most elaborate vessel type-and among the rarest-produced by the Franks is the claw beaker, distinctively decorated with dripping clawlike forms.