- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange trails; translucent olive-green/yellow body and handles.
Sides expand from rim to near bottom, where they curve inward to a rounded point. Two coiled knob-handles, one is partly broken away, the other is partially pierced through.
Continuous orange trail from top to bottom, beginning at rim with one thick unmarvered coil which changes without a break into a marvered trail, at first in straight revolutions, then in inverted festoons, then in an obtuse-angled feather pattern, to end at bottom in four more straight revolutions.
Core-formed; handles and decoration trailed; grooves tooled.
Original lip of core-formed vessel visible on a level with upper inside edge of unmarvered rim-coil.
- Production date
- 7thC BC(late)
Diameter: 1.70 centimetres (at top)
Diameter: 2.20 centimetres (body)
Height: 10.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 38. Barag I, 1982 (?), no. 80A.
- Not on display
- Upper part broken and mended; half of rim and of one handle and a few small fragments of upper body missing. Some lime-encrustation, a little incipient brown weathering with iridescence, and some strain-cracks, but surface mainly retains pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0004 (Harden number)
Other BM number: 1894,1101.323 (Registered twice by error in 1894)