- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque yellow trails, translucent dark green body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; ovoid body, ended in disc-shaped base-knob. Two vertical handles, round or oval in section dropped on shoulder, drawn up and folded inward to junction of rim and neck, upper ends attached to middle of neck.
Unmarvered mingled light blue and yellow trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on at shoulder and wound down thence in three straight revolutions and one zigzag one, below which the colours separate into one yellow and one light blue zigzag; lower down body a twofold horizontal light blue trail with overlapping ends. No trail on base-knob.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed.
- Production date
Diameter: 0.90 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 4.60 centimetres (body)
Height: 6.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
This is one of the rare examples of Mediterranean core-formed vessels on which yellow trailing replaces the much more usual orange.
- Not on display
- Chip off rim. Some dulling and clay-encrustation, but surface mainly retains its pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0163 (Harden number)