- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Translucent wine-coloured trails, opaque white body and handles.
Broad, inward-sloping rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tallish, cylindrical neck joining sloping shoulder in obtuse-angled curve; tall, ovoid body; base-knob with convex edge, flat on under-side. Two vertical handles, round or oval in section dropped on shoulder, drawn up and folded inward to junction of rim and neck.
Unmarvered wine-coloured trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, dropped on at shoulder and wound spirally downward, first in straight revolutions, then in zigzags, finishing just above base-knob. Trailing mostly rather thick.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed. Original core-formed lip visible on inner edge of rim-disc, but does not protrude above it.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 1.80 centimetres (base-knob)
Diameter: 6 centimetres (body)
Height: 11.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Masterpieces 1968, 22, no. 13.
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Broken and mended, complete. Incipient iridescence and strain-cracking, but surface mainly retains its pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0123A (Harden number)