- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Translucent wine-coloured trails, opaque white 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; Broad base-knob, 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.
A trail, finely made, marvered, dropped on at shoulder and wound spirally downward, first in straight revolutions, then in zigzags, finishing around base-knob. Trailing mostly rather thick.
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
- 6thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 2.20 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 4.60 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 9.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 283, 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 cup amphoriskos white with maroon indented stripes badly reeded (1 broken).
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, some filling where base-knob joins body. Milky, iridescent film, except on one side of shoulder, where surface retains pristine sheen, with some lime-encrustation.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0123 (Harden number)