Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.73
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, Diam (max): 3.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Blue opaque; mold-blown; applied handles; narrow egg-shaped body. Rim in form of collar made by folding down, up, and in; neck cylindrical; shoulder rounded; wall curves out, down, and in; base consists of shallow boss; no pontil mark. Shoulder and wall decorated with 21 horizontal ribs. Prominent vertical mold seam extends from upper neck to bottom of wall, but not over base, then returns to upper neck. Two opposed handles dropped onto shoulder immediately to right of mold seams, drawn up in two ribs, bent in and attached to upper neck.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954