- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Broad horizontal rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck (uneven and asymmetrically placed); 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, dropped on at neck and wound downward spirally to basal angle, at first in straight lines, then in zigzags, when two separate orange trails mingle with it, and then again in straight lines.
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: 1 centimetres (pouring hole)
Diameter: 2.50 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 3.40 centimetres
Height: 10.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Found with another glass, broken (not in BM: probably discarded) and many terracottas, including numerous boat-models. Murray et al. 1900, 111, 115, 119, fig. 164.
- Not on display
- Intact. Milky weathering, flaking in places and leaving pitted surface with iridescence.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0056 (Harden number)