- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent dark blue body and handles.
Rim, tall neck, sloping shoulder, cylindrical body with markedly convex sides, rounded bottom. Two horizontal lug-handles, tooled in folds.
Unbroken marvered orange and white intermingled trails dropped on at rim and wound down to basal angle in simple, uneven spiral revolutions on neck, and in beautifully regular feather pattern all over body in six vertical panels.
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: 3.60 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 8.80 centimetres (body)
Height: 3.70 centimetres (neck)
Height: 12.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 111, note 3 (mention only: the provenience 'Corfu', which, Fossing cites, has no authority).
- Not on display
- Most of neck and rim restored in plaster, small hole at basal angle. Surface rough and very much pitted, with some iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0104 (Harden number)