- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque light blue and opaque orange trails, translucent blueish green body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc. Short, cylindrical neck, joining nearly horizontal shoulder in sharp, angular bend; ovoid body, ended in disc-shaped base-knob. Two vertical handles, round or oval in section dropped on shoulder, drawn up and folded inward to junction of rim and neck, upper ends attached to middle of neck.
Unmarvered trail round edge of lip, mainly orange, but with a thin streak of light blue on under-side. Marvered orange trail dropped on at shoulder and wound down in two straight revolutions and a broad zigzag panel, with the lower half of which a light blue trail mingles; below, two independent horizontal trails, the upper orange, the lower light blue. On base-knob a mingled light blue and orange trail.
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
- 6thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 1.20 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 5.40 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
The no. '766' in ink is inscribed on the shoulder trail. This cannot be one of the Roussel nos, which are always printed on paper labels, but must refer to an earlier collection; cf. '759' on a slip of paper in 294 and '920' on a paper label on 313.
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Intact. Weathering-film removed, leaving surface dulled with some iridescence and pitting. Some strain-cracks.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0161 (Harden number)