- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Translucent wine-coloured trails, opaque white body and handles.
Broad horizontal rim-disc, tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; short, cylindrical neck; round-angled shoulder; cylindrical body; rounded bottom. Below shoulder, two vertical ring-handles with knobbed tails.
Unmarvered trail at edge of lip; another, marvered, dropped on neck and wound spirally round vessel, at first in straight lines, then in zigzags to below middle of body; below this a twofold unmarvered trail with overlapping ends.
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 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 2.70 centimetres
Height: 9.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Murray et al. 1900, 109, 115, 120. Fossing 1940, 60 f., note 3, fig. 29.
- Not on display
- In two pieces, perfect fit. Rim broken and mended; complete. Some lime-encrustation and iridescence, but other areas retain pristine sheen. Much strain-cracking.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0012 (Harden number)