- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, opaque dark green body with many wine-coloured streaks, clear green handles and end-knob.
Narrow rim-disc, bevelled inward, with tool-marks on upper and under surfaces; longish, cylindrical neck, joining shoulder in gentle curve; ovoid body, tapers, from not far below shoulder, rapidly to a point. Small, elongated, tooled-on end-knob with slender shank. Two thin handles with vertical grooving, dropped on at shoulder, rise vertically to above level of rim and bend downward thence at sharp acute angle to join upper neck.
Marvered orange and white trails from below rim to just above end-knob. Trails in simple spirals on rim, neck, shoulder and bottom, and in upright festoons, in thirty-nine vertical strips on upper and middle body. Orange trail ceases near bottom of festoon pattern.
Formed on a core; rim-disc, handles and base-knob drawn on and tooled; trails drawn on, marvered (except on lip) and combed.
- Production date
Diameter: 0.90 centimetres (end-knob)
Diameter: 6.20 centimetres (max)
Height: 15.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 120, note 1 (mention only: Fossing wrongly describes the body colour as 'black').
- Not on display
- Chips off end-knob. Body much weathered and deeply pitted, especially on trails, parts of orange being totally weathered away; end-knob and handles pitted and iridescent.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0186 (Harden number)