- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, opaque dark brown (or very dark green) body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; ovoid body, ending in 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. Upper ends of handles in curled back with depressions in their centres facing opposite ways. Base-knob misshapen.
Unmarvered orange trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on neck and wound down, first in two straight revolutions, then, mingling with a light blue trail, in narrow zigzag panel; below, and partially overlapping, this panel a threefold orange trail with overlapping ends.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.20 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 4 centimetres (body)
Height: 7.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 41, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number on label), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Glass phiale covered with incrustations (1 entire).
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
- Part of rim and most of one handle missing, some, at least, of this loss being recent, since traces of glue exist on broken ends of handle. Thick weathering-coat all over, causing much pitting and iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0142 (Harden number)