- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white and opaque yellow trails; opaque body and handles, appearing black.
Thickened, rounded rim above short, cylindrical neck; angular shoulder; cylindrical body, expanding slightly downward to basal angle; shallow, slightly pointed bottom. At shoulder two vertical ring-handles with tails.
Continuous marvered spiral trailing on neck and body in opaque white and opaque yellow, beginning with a thick band of white below basal angle and ending in a yellow band round the rim. On body three pairs of thick yellow trails at bottom, in middle and at top, the whole area in between being filled with thinner white trails, all trailing being combed two ways into five vertical bands, four of which combine to form two pairs of S-curved feather patterns and the fifth stands alone as a band of U-curved inverted festoons. Trails on neck not combed, but have short, vertical depressions straddling three or four trails round the middle of the neck. Handles trailed on, but too fragmentary to show whether in one colour or in two.
- Production date
- 7thC BC
Diameter: 4.70 centimetres (basal angle)
Diameter: 2.60 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 3.70 centimetres (shoulder)
Height: 15.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Barag 1970, 166 (no. 7), 177 (variety 8c), 194ff., fig. 71. Barag I, 1982 (?), no. 51.
- Not on display
- Broken and mended, much patching on surface; handles missing except tail of one and a trace, only, of the other. Thick layer of whitish enamel-like weathering all over both surfaces, with some iridescence, obscuring the dark body-colour except in a few small areas. Some trailing weathered away near neck and near basal angle, leaving grooves.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0004 (Harden number)