- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, translucent dark blue body and handles. Body speckled with tiny opaque white spots of scum.
Broad rim-disc, bevelled inward, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tallish neck, cylindrical within, but tapering downward on the outside; vestigial round-angled shoulder; elongated oval body with convex sides; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Unmarvered orange trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on at neck and wound spirally downward, at first (to below handles) in straight revolutions, then in a few lines of zigzags, when a light blue trail mingles with it and the orange ends, while the blue continues alone in two or three zigzag revolutions. Near bottom an independent horizontal band of orange with overlapping ends.
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.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.70 centimetres (body)
Diameter: 2.40 centimetres (rim)
Height: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
For the speckling, cf. 147.
- Not on display
- Intact. Some usage scratches, but whole surface retains its pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0076 (Harden number)