- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque light blue trails, translucent dark blue body and handles.
Broad horizontal rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck; round-angled shoulder; elongated oval body with maximum diameter below the middle; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Unmarvered orange trail at edge of lip; another, marvered, dropped on at top of neck and wound spirally round vessel, at first in straight lines, then, at middle of body, in zigzags, where a light blue trail begins, mingling with it. Below, two independent partially marvered horizontal trails, the upper orange, the lower light blue. Large and prominent zigzag orange trail, extended from main trail, runs downward below them to near bottom of vessel.
Core-formed; rim-disc and handles trailed on and tooled, the handles formed by drawing upward from a drop-on at bottom and folding inward over a tool to make the ring.
Jagged edge of original lip of core-formed vessel rises markedly above top of added rim-disc.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.90 centimetres (body)
Diameter: 2.80 centimetres (rim)
Height: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 63, fig. 36.
- Not on display
- Intact. Incipient flaky weathering with iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0052 (Harden number)