- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Colours totally obscured by weathering; perhaps opaque white trails on dark blue body.
Broad, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck with downward taper; pronounced angular shoulder; short, straight-sided body with wide expansion downward to sharp basal angle; shallow, convex bottom. Two ring-handles with well-formed, pointed tails. Lugs 4 cm below rim.
Continuous white marvered trail dropped on at rim, whence it winds in a very thin spiral revolutions to just above level of lugs; from here to the carination the trail changes to a finely-made feather pattern of seven vertical panels; below carination it winds in a thick, sixfold spiral to end in a fine thickened curl on bottom.
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. Handles dropped on and coiled.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.10 centimetres (max)
Height: 12.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 113, note 8 (mention only).
- Not on display
- Intact, but largely devitrified. Vessel covered by black weathering-coat, which flakes off, leaving pitted and iridescent surface.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0115 (Harden number)