- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque white and opaque red trails, translucent greenish-blue body and end-knob, clear yellowish-green handles.
Narrow rim-disc, bevelled inward, with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; longish, cylindrical neck, joining shoulder in gentle curve; ovoid body, tapers, from not far below shoulder, rapidly to a point. Small, elongated, tooled-on end-knob with slender shank. Two thin handles with vertical grooving, dropped on at shoulder, rise vertically until curved inward to join neck well below rim.
Marvered white and red trails from below rim to just above end-knob, the two colours mingled together, but unequally, the red revolutions being more numerous and normally also wider. Trails in simple spirals on rim, neck, shoulder and bottom, and in upright festoons in twenty-two vertical strips on upper and middle body.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed.
- Production date
Diameter: 0.70 centimetres (end-knob)
Diameter: 4.50 centimetres (max)
Height: 14.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 120, note 1 (mention only: the provenience 'Corfu', which Fossing cites, has no authority).
- Not on display
- Broken and mended, complete. Dulled surface with much iridescence and pitting, except on red trails which, being far less weathered, stand out in relief.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0184 (Harden number)