- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque white trail, translucent dark green body, clear greenish-colourless handles and end-knob.
Thick, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; body expands directly from constriction beneath rim, with gently-curving shoulder, to reach greatest diameter at basal angle, contracting thence sharply to bottom, above a low, tooled-on end-knob. Small vertical handles dropped on shoulder and drawn upward and inward to neck-constriction.
Marvered white trail dropped on at rim and wound thence in unbroken line to bottom of body; simple spiral revolutions on rim and neck and on lower body and regular but not wholly symmetrical pattern of upright festoons in eighteen vertical strips on shoulder and upper body.
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
- 150BC-50BC (circa)
Diameter: 5.40 centimetres
Height: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 122, fig. 97.
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Intact. Some dulling and incipient iridescence, but vessel mostly retains pristine sheen. Very bubbly.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0179 (Harden number)