- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tallish, cylindrical neck joining sloping shoulder in obtuse-angled curve; tall, ovoid body; base-knob markedly subcorneal and concave on under-side. Two vertical handles, round or oval in section dropped on shoulder, drawn up and folded inward to junction of rim and neck. Strongly ribbed body.
Unmarvered white trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on at shoulder and wound spirally downward, first in straight revolutions, then in zigzags, finishing just above base-knob. Trailing is thin, and beautifully finished in a closely-set, very symmetrical pattern.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed. Original core-formed lip visible on inner edge of rim-disc, but does not protrude above it.
- Production date
- 4thC BC-3rdC BC
Diameter: 1.80 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 6.10 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 11 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 71, note 1, fig. 46.
- Not on display
- Intact. Incipient milky film with iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0121 (Harden number)