- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white 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, convex bottom. At shoulder two vertical ring-handles with tails.
Continuous opaque white spiral trail, partly marvered, forming a thick ring below basal angle and rising thence in thinner spirals covering body and neck, to end at rim. On body a series of closely-set vertical grooves which give the trailing the appearance of being combed into shallow, inverted festoons; on neck, unevenly-placed series of short, vertical depressions. On each handle (ring-handle with tail) two unmarvered vertical opaque white trails (identifiable as such only in section, where handle is fractured).
- Production date
- 7thC BC
Diameter: 5.50 centimetres (basal angle)
Diameter: 2.80 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 4 centimetres (shoulder)
Height: 15 centimetres
Weight: 196 grammes
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 38, fig. 24. Von Bissing 1942, 100-2, 118f., pl. xii, 6. Harden 1969, 55, pl. iv, A. Barag 1970, 165 (no. 1), 177 (variety 8A), 194ff., fig. 69. Barag I, 1982 (?), no. 48.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2019 Apr-Aug, Barcelona, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
2019-2020 Sep-Jan, Madrid, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
2020 Feb-May, Seville, CaixaForum, An Age of Luxury
- Part of one handle missing. Thick layer of enamellike brownish weathering covers both surfaces, with some iridescence, so that dark body-colour shows only in small patches, chiefly on bottom and at break on handle.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0001 (Harden number)