: Rim and neck of a glass flask, core-formed. Very dark blue opaque glass with yellow feather pattern, remains of red core.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.40 centimetres
Height: 3.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Object owned and held by The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
Analysed by Bimson and Werner at the British Museum and found to have a core consisting of "very loosely packed grains of sand lightly cemented together with iron oxide (haematite)", but lacking the thin outer core layer of earlier Egyptian glass vessels.
Phoenician or Cypriot parallels dated 550BC-375BC from Kouklia, Amathus and Fikellura (British Museum GR 1899,1229.6; 1894,1101.20; 1894,1101.96; 1899,1229.6; 1894,1101.213; 1894,1101.273 ; 1864,1007.1225).
Bimson, E. and A.E. Werner 1969. 'Problems in Egyptian core glasses', in J.R. Charleston, W. Evans and A.E. Werner (eds), Studies in glass history and design, VIIIth International Congress on Glass, London 1 – 6 July 1968, Old Woking, 121-122.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: UC22093 (Accession Number)