- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, body and handles opaque dark blue. Speckling, if any, obscured by weathering.
Narrow rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; neck tapers upward above well-marker, rounded shoulder; convex body with very little expansion downward to rounded bottom. Two small knob-handles, each with depression facing upward.
Knob-handles tiny and with scarcely visible depressions; from one knob an accidental tail leads upward to the left.
No trail at lip. Marvered orange trail dropped on at shoulder and joined, after three straight revolutions, by white trail to start a feather pattern which continues thence downward without breaks in alternating groups of white and orange in seven vertical panels to end at basal angle in two straight white revolutions. Fairly thick and crude execution, colours mingled together.
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. Handles dropped on and coiled.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.20 centimetres (max, body)
Diameter: 3.20 centimetres (rim)
Height: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 90, note 4 (mention only, with 1826.12-26.1127 (BM Glass 263), as 'two specimens').
- Not on display
- Broken and mended, some plaster filling. Some lime-encrustation. White weathering-coat with iridescence and pitting, but other parts clear with occasional patches of pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0085 (Harden number)