- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Broad, horizontal rim-disc with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tall neck, sloping shoulder, cylindrical body, rounded bottom. Two coiled knob-handles on sides, well below shoulder, each with depression facing upward. One knob-handle 1 cm higher than the other. White trail, plain at top and bottom and in three vertical panels of feather pattern in middle, which, exceptionally, was dropped on at basal angle and wound spirally upward, to end on shoulder.
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
- 150BC-50BC (circa)
Diameter: 2.90 centimetres (body)
Height: 10.80 centimetres (body)
Height: 4.70 centimetres (neck)
Height: 15.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 110 f., fig. 82.
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Neck and rim broken and mended, some restoration. Surface retains pristine sheen, with no visible trace of weathering.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0106 (Harden number)