- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, opaque dark blue body and handles. Body and handles speckled with tiny opaque white spots of scum.
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; base-knob with convex edge, flat on under-side. Upper ends of handles in 'volute' form with depressions in their centres facing opposite ways. Subconical base-knob with central depression on under-side.
Marvered orange trail round edge of lip. Another dropped on at middle of neck and wound spirally thence to a confused group of straight revolutions on shoulder, below which a light blue trail mingles with it in zigzag panel and both continue down to form a further group of straight revolutions on lower body. Trailing carelessly applied
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
Diameter: 1.50 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 4.80 centimetres (body)
Height: 7.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to Fikellura grave 260, 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 blue with yellow stripes (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
- Intact. Surface covered with milky iridescent film.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0173 (Harden number)