- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and base-disc
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 many more revolutions of white than of orange, especially on neck; 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
- 150BC-50BC (circa)
Diameter: 2.20 centimetres (base-disc)
Diameter: 4.90 centimetres (body)
Height: 11 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 123, note 4 (mention only).
- On display (G69/Balcony/dc3/shA)
- Intact. Whitish weathering-film with iridescence, now largely flaked off, especially on one side, leaving deeply pitted surface.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0197 (Harden number)