Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos
Accession Number: 
72.1.98
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.6 cm; Handle to Handle W: 12.4 cm; Body Diam: 5.1 cm
Location: 
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, handles and tip of colorless glass with greenish tinge, bubbly with much scale, opaque white trails; core-formed, trail-decorated, tooled. Squat vessel, thick flared rim tapers into short almost cylindrical neck before spreading out into shoulder and long ovoid body, trail applied at rim wound ten times down to shoulder, twenty-three times on body where it has been dragged alternately up and down more than twenty times and continues down to the base with four more winds; all trails have been marvered in over the entire surface; handles have been applied at shoulder, pulled up past the rim, bent down and attached to the neck somewhat unevenly, corresponding blob of glass was applied to the base, folded over and subsequently tooled into a knob.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Walker, Gertrude, Source
1972
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 131-132, #272; BIB# 29547