Amphora

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Object Name: 
Amphora
Accession Number: 
52.1.75
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.4 cm, Rim Diam: 4.7 cm, Shoulder Diam: 6.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Amphora. Transparent pale purple, transparent pale green glasses; blown body, trailed, handles applied. Cylindrical body, tapering towards rounded bottom; rim out turned, folded upward and inward to form rounded, locally tubular lip; neck splays at bottom; sloping shoulder with slight overhang; base slightly concave; no pontil mark. Immediately below rim, trail, circular in section, wound once around circumference; broad folded strap handles attached to shoulder and upper part of neck, drawn upwards over trail and rim, then pushed inwards until top of fold touches trail.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sobernheim, Former Collection
Stack's Galleries, Source
1952-04-29
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 184-185, pl. 729; BIB# 58895
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom;
The Sobernheim Collection of Ancient Glass (1952-04-19) #351, pl. III;