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Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent dark 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 and orange marvered trailsdropped on at rim, whence they wind 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.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.60 centimetres (max, body)
Height: 12.80 centimetres
- Not on display
- One lug missing. Thick enamel-like weathering-coat all over, almost totally obscuring the colours and flaking off in places on rim and bottom, leaving pitted and iridescent surface.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0113 (Harden number)