Flagon or Amphora

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Object Name: 
Flagon or Amphora
Accession Number: 
65.1.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H (restored): 32.1 cm; Rim Diam: 6 cm; Shoulder Diam: 9.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-499
Primary Description: 
Translucent purple body, opaque white trails and handle; body partly inflated in dip mold, rim finished at furnace, trails and handle applied. Funnel-shaped rim, with lip rounded at furnace; slender tapering neck, which splays at bottom and merges with rounded shoulder; carrot-shape body with faint mold-blown vertical ribs; decorated with opaque white trails: below rim, horizontal trail wound in one complete revolution; on upper part of shoulder, thin trail spirally wound in eight or nine revolutions; on body, immediately above bottom, thicker trail wound in at least seven revolutions; opaque white handle dropped onto trailed area of shoulder, drawn upward, inward and downward and attached to neck immediately below trail; "tail" of excess glass drawn down over uppermost part of handle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
1964-12-18
Category: 
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
The Flood of '72: Community, Collections, and Conservation (2012) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI88418
Ancient glass for the modern collector (2011-04) illustrated, p. 37;
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 185-186, pl. 730; BIB# 58895
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, p. 129, #7;
Science Top Ten illustrated, p. 2;