- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Broad horizontal rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck; round-angled shoulder; elongated oval body with maximum diameter below the middle; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Unmarvered white trail round edge of lip. Another, marvered, wound in unbroken line from neck to basal angle in three bands with linking trails between: (a) from neck to middle of handles, mainly straight revolutions, but the lowest two combed into inverted festoons; (b) at middle of body, panel of zigzags; (c) on lower body, as (b), but ending at bottom in three or four straight revolutions.
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: 3.90 centimetres (body)
Diameter: 2.90 centimetres (rim)
Height: 11.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- A paper label with the vessel is marked 'β', but the tomb number is not stated. This possibly refers to Site B, as one of the three tombs mentioned by Munro and Tubss as containing glass alabastra was in this plot, in which the tomb is B.12.
- Not on display
- One large piece and some chips missing from rim. Thick layer of milky weathering all over, obscuring colours.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0054 (Harden number)