- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Translucent wine-coloured trails, opaque white body and handles.
Broad horizontal rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck; round-angled shoulder; cylindrical body; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Unmarvered trail at edge of lip; another, marvered, dropped on neck and wound spirally round vessel, at first in straight lines, then in zigzags to below middle of body; below this a threefold unmarvered trail with overlapping ends.
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.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.10 - 3.30 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 2.60 centimetres (body)
Height: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 60, note 3 (mention only).
- Not on display
- Intact. Creamy weathering all over surface with some flaking and pitting, with iridescence, obscuring colour of trailing. Two flaws in wall, where turquoise and orange glass, dropped on accidentally, have partially been removed.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0013 (Harden number)