- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, cobalt blue body and one handle, the other handle opaque light blue.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; ovoid body, ended in disc-shaped oval base-knob. Two vertical handles, round or oval in section dropped on shoulder, drawn up and folded inward to junction of rim and neck, upper ends attached to middle of neck.
Unmarvered light blue trail round edge of lip. Marvered orange trail dropped on at bottom of neck and wound down, first in four straight revolutions, then in panel of thin zigzag lines with lower half of which a light blue trail mingles; below, two independent horizontal trails, upper light blue, lower orange. No trail on base-knob.
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, and protrudes appreciably above it.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.30 - 1.70 centimetres (base-knob, oval)
Diameter: 5.60 centimetres (body)
Height: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 252, based on evidence from Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Glass phiale blue – yellow and green (1 entire). No marking of grave number visible on the object itself.
Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.
- Not on display
- Broken and mended, large hole in shoulder. Milky film over most of surface with iridescence and pitting.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0146 (Harden number)