Fragment of Amphoriskos

Object Name: 
Fragment of Amphoriskos

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Amphoriskos
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm; Shoulder D: 3.9 cm
Not on Display
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark blue and opaque white glasses; blown and tooled, handles applied and cut, body cased, cut and engraved. Neck and shoulder of amphoriskos; short everted rim; narrow neck descends vertically to tooled offset, then curves downward and outward to shoulder; slender body with slightly tapering side. Opaque white handles attached to lower and upper parts of neck, then cut with vertical groove. Body, but not neck, cased with opaque white glass, cut and engraved. One side only survives: two men stand back to back, facing handles. They have hair or headdresses with tight curls, and facial features which indicate that they are Egyptians. Man facing left carries long-eared animal (possibly young gazelle or antelope) on left shoulder; man facing right carries animal with long tail, also on left shoulder.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Corning Museum of Glass 1982 through 1982
Egypt in Italy (2015) illustrated, p.56; BIB# 143849
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 57, #58A-B; p. 329, #58; BIB# 58895
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 24, 101, #9; BIB# 30609