- Museum number
Core-formed glass amphoriskos.
Opaque orange and opaque white trails, translucent cobalt blue body and base-disc, handles clear yellowish-green.
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, into upright-festoon pattern on neck and shoulder; combed feather pattern on body forming five-and-a-half vertical panels.
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: 3.10 centimetres (base-disc)
Diameter: 5 centimetres (body)
Height: 11.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Glass
Fossing 1940, 123, and 125, note 4 (who wrongly interprets it as a one-handled jug).
- Not on display
- One handle missing, except faint trace of upper attachment; remains of lower attachment removed by grinding and modern grinding also on under-side of base-disc. Weathering-coat cleaned off, leaving deeply pitted surface with iridescence, especially on trailing, much of which, especially the white, has disappeared completely. Some strain-cracking.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DBH.0199 (Harden number)