- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Narrow, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward to sloping junction with shoulder; tall, ovoid body ending in a drawn-on elongated butt-end with end-knob. Handles oval in section, with vertical grooving all round, dropped on at angle between neck and shoulder and rising thence in wide sweep to rejoin vessel underneath rim.
Marvered white trail dropped on neck and wound spirally downward to shoulder, where an orange trail mingles with it to form a broad zigzag panel, below which the orange ends, but the white continues for one and a half revolutions.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed. Lip of core-formed vessel protrudes above rim-disc.
- Production date
Diameter: 4 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 8.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
See Archaeol. J. XIII (1856), 14fL, for a report on the excavations but with no mention of this vessel. Fossing 1940, 124, fig. 100, wrongly describes it as an oinochoe, considering that the second handle, the traces of which he noted, was merely vestigial!
- Not on display
- Body broken and mended, with some plaster filling; one handle missing, except for upper and lower attachments. Surface dulled with much pitting, especially on trails, and some iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0174 (Harden number)