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Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, translucent dark blue body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; ovoid body, ended in 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.
Marvered orange trail with overlapping ends round edge of lip. Another dropped on beneath rim, whence it slants down to three straight revolutions on shoulder; at bulge in body two narrow orange zigzag trails above a broad light blue one, contiguous but not mingling with each other; below, a twofold independent orange trail with overlapping ends, and, on base-knob, another.
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.
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Diameter: 1.10 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 4.70 centimetres (body)
Height: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 277, 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 amphoreki – blue green and yellow stripes (2 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
- Intact. Whitish to brown weathering in places with iridescence and pitting; rest of surface retains its pristine sheen. Some minor strain-cracks.
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- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0143 (Harden number)