Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos
Accession Number: 
72.1.99
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.6 cm; Body Diam: 4.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
125-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Gertrude Walker
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium blue glass body, extremely bubbly with some white stone, greenish-yellow glass handles, dull surface pitted with some iridescence, many medium to large bubbles, opaque white and opaque yellow trails; core-formed, trail-decorated, tooled. Thick squat vessel, thickened flared rim tapers into long almost cylindrical neck, tooling marks in evidence at constriction, neck spreads out into sloping shoulder and short ovoid body, yellow trail and white trail applied on upper surface of rim, wound alternately down neck to shoulder ten times and on body sixteen times, being dragged upward in a festoon pattern sixteen times and continues down to the base with six more winds; all trails have been marvered in over the entire surface; handles were applied at rim, pulled up into an arc, bent down and attached at the neck somewhat unevenly, a corresponding blob of glass applied at the base is now missing.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Walker, Gertrude, Source
1972
VENINI - Glass and Design in a World Perspective
Venue(s)
Mingei International Museum 2001-07-05 through 2002-01-31
The Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Venue(s)
Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology 1989-04-05 through 1989-06-25
 
The Fragrant Past (1989) #25; BIB# 24733
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 131, #270; BIB# 29547