- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent dark green body and base-disc (disc very bubbly and with wine-coloured streaks; perhaps from different batch), clear colourless handles.
Broad rim-disc, bevelled inward, with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; tall, cylindrical neck, expanding toward bottom to join shoulder in gentle curve; ovoid body; large, flat base-disc with convex edge. Handles dropped on at shoulder and drawn upward in S-form, meeting neck at its bottom, near its bottom, and underneath rim.
Marvered orange and white trails dropped on at rim and wound down together to bottom, but with more revolutions of white than of orange; combed throughout into feather pattern forming three vertical panels on neck and five-and-a-half on body.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed. Base-disc tooled on.
- Production date
- 2ndC BC-1stC BC
Diameter: 3.20 centimetres (base-disc)
Diameter: 5.10 centimetres
Height: 11 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Murray et al. 1900, 119. B. F. Cook (ed.), Cypriote Art in the BM, 1979, 50, fig. 63. Fossing 1940, 123, note 1 (mention only). The tomb also contained (Murray, op. cit. fig. 154, no. 2) a Cypriote pottery amphora of the 4th century (at latest) and a gold palmette diadem, and had clearly been used more than once.
- On display (G72/dc10)
- Rim broken and mended with some chips missing. Vessel mostly covered with thick whitish enamellike weathering, largely obscuring colours and flaking away, especially on handles, leaving pitted surface with iridescence, although a small area near bottom retains pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0193 (Harden number)