- Museum number
Fragment of a core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white trails, translucent dark greenish-blue body and lug-handles.
Broad, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck with downward taper; pronounced angular shoulder; short, slightly concave 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 descends in sloping line to level of lugs; from here to the carination the trail changes to a pattern of upright festoons in fourteen vertical stripes; below carination it winds in a thick, fourfold 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: 3.60 centimetres (max)
Height: 6.40 centimetres
- Not on display
- Middle of body and one lug-handle alone extant (some plaster filling). Dulled and pitted surface with some iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0118 (Harden number)