- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, translucent dark blue body and handles. Body speckled with tiny opaque white spots of scum (?).
Broad rim-disc, bevelled inward, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tallish neck, cylindrical within, but tapering downward on the outside; vestigial round-angled shoulder; elongated oval body with convex sides; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Decoration obscure, except that there is a broad band of zigzags in middle, flanked above and below by straight-line spirals.
Core-formed; rim-disc and handles trailed on and tooled, the handles formed by drawing upward from a drop-on at bottom and folding inward over a tool to make the ring.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.40 centimetres (body)
Diameter: 2.40 centimetres (rim)
Height: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 47, note 6 and 60f., note 3. Fossing wrongly interprets the trailing as wine-coloured on an opaque white ground.
For the speckling, cf. BM Glass 147.
- Not on display
- Chips off rim and one handle-tail. Thick layer of dirty creamy weathering all over, almost totally obscuring the colours.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0060 (Harden number)