Amphoriskos shaped like Acorn

Object Name: 
Amphoriskos shaped like Acorn

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos shaped like Acorn
Accession Number: 
55.1.72
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm, Diam (max): 4.2 cm; Rim Diam: 2.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass; mold-blown; handles applied. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; neck short, cylindrical; body shaped like acorn in inverted cup; cup is roughly hemispherical, forming shoulder and upper wall, with woody texture represented by five continuous, horizontal, notched bands; acorn has slight knob at tip. Continuous vertical mold seam extends from upper neck to tip, then returns to upper neck. Narrow strap handles dropped onto upper neck and outside of rim adjacent to mold seams, then drawn out and down.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
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
 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 48-49, pl. 522; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 64-65, #86; BIB# 27315