Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos
Accession Number: 
59.1.81
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.6 cm; Rim Diam: 2.5 cm; Shoulder (max) W: 3.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Light purple transparent (body); greenish white opaque (handles); mold-blown; handles applied; six-sided, with elongated cross section. Rim outsplayed with rounded lip made by folding up and in; neck cylindrical; shoulder rounded; wall tapers; base plain; no pontil mark. Continuous mold seam follows shorter axis of body, extending from lower neck down wall, across underside of base, up wall and onto lower neck. Shoulder and wall decorated in relief. On shoulder, six lunettes in raised outline, each containing three raised circular dots. On wall, six tall rectangular panels framed by four horizontal ribs at top and two horizontal ribs at bottom. Each half of body has three panels: vegetal scroll facing right, stylized palm frond with eight or nine pairs of leaves, and vegetal scroll facing left. Two opposed handles dropped onto shoulder above junctions of two panels, drawn up and in, and attached to upper neck.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 44-45, pl. 515; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 64-65, #83; BIB# 27315