- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange trails, translucent bright bluish-green body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; asymmetrical ovoid body, ended in unusually narrow disc-shaped 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.
Unmarvered orange trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on below handles, to form threefold horizontal spiral with overlapping ends. 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 lip of core-formed vessel obscured by inner edge of rim-disc.
H. 6.2 cm; Max. D. body 3.9 cm; D. base-knob 1.4 cm.
- Production date
Diameter: 1.40 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 3.90 centimetres (body)
Height: 6.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 122, 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 and yellow (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
- Part of rim and neck missing. Brownish enamel-like film over most of surface, flaking off in parts, with much pitting and iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0171 (Harden number)