Core-formed glass oinochoe.
Opaque orange, opaque light blue and opaque white trails, body and handle translucent cobalt blue with sparse white speckling.
Broad, trefoil rim with splayed lip-spout; short cylindrical neck, joining shoulder in gentle curve; ovoid body, curving inward to short stem above a broad pad-foot. Low-swung handle, vertically-grooved and roughly oval in section, from shoulder to rim.
Unmarvered orange trail round edge of lip and another, fivefold, on upper neck; at shoulder-bulge a group of marvered trails: at top, orange in four straight revolutions with some gaps in the trail-lines ; below, light blue in one straight and two zigzag revolutions, with which a white trail in four zigzag revolutions mingles. Lower down body three more independent marvered trails of the same three colours in the same order, two straight revolutions of orange, one of light blue and four white with overlapping ends. On edge of foot an unmarvered orange trail with overlapping ends.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed. Trefoil rim formed from broad rim-disc by tooling to vertical position at back and on each side. Roughnesses readily visible where rim-disc has touched core at rear and at sides. Pad-foot fashioned from added gob, the slanting marks of the fashioning-tool being readily visible on upper surface.
- Excavated/Findspot: Pompeii (said to be from)
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Pompeii)
- Excavated/Findspot: Greece, Island (said to be from)
- Mediterranean Group 2
- Height: 12.5 centimetres
- Diameter: 7.5 centimetres (max, body)
Not on display
Broken and mended, handle and back portion of rim restored in plaster (not wholly correctly) and some plaster filling in body. Most of surface striated and crackled with some pitting and strain-cracks, but a few areas retain pristine sheen.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA12631
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