Aryballos

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Object Name: 
Aryballos
Accession Number: 
70.1.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.5 cm, W: 3.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
399-200 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly with much white stone, pitted surface, some brown incrustation, trails of opaque yellow and opaque white glass; core-formed, trail-decorated and tooled. Rounded rim flares out somewhat unevenly from short cylindrical neck, double trail of yellow applied on edge of rim and on center of neck, all are left in relief; wall spreads out into lentoid form,large yellow blob is marvered into the center of each side; blue handles formed by winding a thin trail around a rod are applied at shoulder; spirally twisted rods of blue and white form a coil which runs beneath one handle around the vessel base and up to the other handle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1970-02-26
Norton Collection, Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 128-129, #266; BIB# 29547