- Museum number
Glass amphorisk, pair to no 3; blobs of opaque yellow, red and white on faintly translucent blue-green ground; long ovoid body with concave neck; self-coloured trailing around neck; two-handled; foot-ring.
- Production date
Height: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Associated dates : 6th-7thC (re-use).
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
1887,0108.2 to 9 said to be from Sutri, prov. Viterbo, Italy, from a grave excavated in March, 1878, at the entrance to a vineyard in the Via dei Condotti, by Giuseppe Picchiorri. Not all of the gravegoods were acquired by the Museum, including a silver coin of Tiberius II (AD 578-82), a gold pin, gold beads and a brooch, a bronze coin and glass beads.
Published (the group):
FIORELLI G. 1878. Notizie degli Scavi. Maggio, Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità 1878, Rome, pp. 159-60
HARDEN D.B. 1975. Some Lombard Glasses of the 6th and 7th Centuries, Medieval Glass in the Balkans (Vth-XVth c), Proceedings of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, pp. 11-13, 27-8, pls. I and II
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 155, fig. 192f
EVISON V.I. 1955. Anglo-Saxon Finds near Rainham, Essex, with a Study of Glass Drinking-horns, Archaeologia XCVI, London, p. 187
HARDEN D.B. et al. 1968. Masterpieces of Glass. London, p. 96
HARDEN D.B. 1971. Ancient Glass, III: Post-Roman, Arch J CXXVIII, London, pp. 85, 113-4, pl. VII:A left & right
EVISON V.I. 1975. Germanic Glass Drinking Horns, Journal of Glass Studies XVII, Corning New York, pp. 81-2
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 17 Jun-10 Dec, Italy, Brescia, Santa Giulia Museo della Città, The Future of the Longobards - Italy during the construction of Charlemagne’s Europe
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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