- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and lug-handles.
Broad, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; high, cylindrical neck with downward taper; pronounced angular shoulder; short, straight-sided 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 winds in five very thin spiral revolutions to just above level of lugs; from here to the carination the trail changes to a finely-made feather pattern of six vertical panels; below carination it winds in a thick, fivefold 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. Rough edge of core-formed lip clearly visible at inner edge of rim-disc.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.30 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 14.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- Intact. Dulled surface, artificially cleaned, with pitting, a little iridescence, and some traces of brown lime-encrustation in places.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0116 (Harden number)