- Museum number
Core-formed glass alabastron.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and handles.
Rim bevelled inward, tall neck, sloping shoulder, cylindrical body with markedly convex sides, rounded bottom. Handles exceptional: a, at shoulder, an unpierced lug-handle, semicircular in outline, flattened and horizontal, pincered from body after trailing had been applied, so that some trailing was drawn on to the lug; and b, one cm below shoulder (also added after trailing, but without disturbing it), a coiled knob-handle with depression facing upward.
Unbroken marvered orange and white intermingled trails dropped on at rim and wound down to basal angle in simple, uneven spiral revolutions on neck, and in beautifully regular feather pattern all over body in six vertical panels.
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. Handles dropped on and coiled. One handle pincered, the other coiled.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.50 centimetres (body)
Height: 10 centimetres (body)
Height: 3.50 centimetres (neck)
Height: 13.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 111, note 3 (mention only).
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Intact. One large patch of iridescence and pitting on lower body, but vessel mainly retains pristine sheen.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Letters related to donation in G&R archive (dated 31/8/1912 and 12/9/1912). No further information on provenance.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0105 (Harden number)