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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; Germanic
Creator Name-CRT: Found in Bellenberg Voehringen, southern Germany
Title: Frankish "Claw" Beaker
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 600
Creation Date: 400?600
Creation Place: Found in Bellenberg Voehringen, southern Germany
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: glass
Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (19.7 x 10.8 cm)
Description: 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.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 81.10.189
Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.81.10.189
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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