Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos
Accession Number: 
67.1.27
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15 cm, Diam (max): 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
199-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass appearing black, bubble, handles and tip of colorless glass with yellow green tinge, opaque white trails, all have patches of iridescent weathering over surface; core formed, trail decorated and tooled. Slightly flared rim with tooling marks evident at constriction above long cylindrical neck, shoulder spreads out into long ovoid body, neck decorated with a white trail which spirals down to body and is dragged up to shoulder in a festoon pattern, all marvered in; handles applied at shoulder and pulled up in an arc to neck; a corresponding blob of glass applied at base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1967
Skotecky, Former Collection