- Museum number
Miniature core-formed glass lentoid (lens-shaped) aryballos.
Opaque orange blobs and trailing, opaque orange and translucent dark blue twist, translucent dark blue body and handles; all dark blue parts speckled with many opaque white spots.
Broad, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper surface; cylindrical neck, joining flattened globular body in gentle curve; rounded bottom. Two coiled ring-handles on shoulder, linked round sides and bottom by independent bichrome twist.
Unmarvered orange trail with overlapping ends round edge of lip; another from underneath rim to middle of neck; in centre of each face of body a roughly oval, marvered orange blob, c. 1 cm by 1.4 cm.
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
- 400BC-300BC (circa)
Height: 5.40 centimetres
Width: 4.30 centimetres (max axis)
Width: 2.90 centimetres (min axis)
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 94, note 2.
- On display (G73/dc51)
- Intact. Much lime-encrustation on one side, the other largely retains pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0223 (Harden number)