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Fragment of a glass vessel (with 1896,2-1.261) from a round bottomed amphoriskos; part of shoulder with lower part of handle attached.
Body clear green with opaque white, opaque red, and opaque dark blue trails; handle clear green, colour of trails not ascertainable. Thick brown enamel-like weathering-coat largely obscuring the colours.
Whole vessel: Straight shoulder, sloping down to curved junction with body; elongated ovoid body with slightly convex sides tapering downward. Two small vertical ribbon-handles at top of body.
On body, feather pattern in three colours; on handle, three vertical trails, weathered away and represented now by empty channels.
Core-formed and tooled; trails on neck and body drawn on, marvered and combed, those on handles in sunken relief.
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Height: 1.80 centimetres
Length: 6.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Murray et al. 1900, 63, 69, 81 (a late Mycenaean tomb: on p. 81, in list of tomb-contents, the two glass frags are listed separately). Fossing 1940, 29 (who wrongly claims that post-Mycenaean objects occurred in the tomb: the fibula - Murray et al., op. cit., fig. 92 - is not, pace Fossing, necessarily post-Mycenaean, i.e. post-Bronze-Age). Astrom 1967, 59, 126 (=id. 1972, 531, 598). Nolte 1968, 119, s.n. 36a (mention only, since Nolte had not seen the frags).
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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