Glass beaker with victorious charioteer

Period: Late Imperial

Date: 4th century A.D.

Culture: Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

Medium: Glass; blown and cut

Dimensions: H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
diameter 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1959

Accession Number: 59.11.14


The cut decoration commemorates a victorious charioteer in his quadriga. His name, Eutych[ides], is inscribed in Greek. His horses are also named, and three of the four are still legible: Arethousios (named after a famous, fast-flowing stream), Neilos (the River Nile), and Pyripnous (Fire-breather).