- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange trails; translucent dark blue body.
Rim disc horizontal, tall neck, sloping shoulder, short cylindrical body with markedly convex sides, rounded bottom. Two horizontal lug-handles at same height as shoulder, tooled in folds.
Unbroken marvered white trail 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 five 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
Height: 8.50 centimetres (body)
Height: 3.50 centimetres (neck)
Height: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 111, note 5 (mention only, and stating, wrongly, that it had no handles).
- Not on display
- Both lugs missing (emplacements detectable). Much iridescence and pitting, which almost totally obscures the colour of the trailing.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0101 (Harden number)