Lentoid Flask

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Object Name: 
Lentoid Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm, W: 4.7 cm, D: 4.1 cm
On Display
about 1290-1085 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque medium turquoise glass, bubbly with white and black and yellow stone, some surface devitrification, trails of opaque yellow and white glass; core-formed, tooled and trail decorated. Rim and part of cylindrical neck lost, section preserves alternating white and yellow marvered in trails dragged up to the rim nine times; at the base of the neck is a yellow trail left in relief; the body spreads out to form a thick lentoid shape with a central register defined by two yellow trails, the upper one left in relief, the lower one is marvered in; the register is filled with eight to nine alternating trails of white and yellow glass dragged alternately up and down twenty-two times to form a feathered or festooned pattern; two scars on shoulder above yellow trail suggest strap handles pulled up to neck.
Blumka, Leopold, Source
Ejiputo no kodai garasu (1985) illustrated, p. 109 (XXI-11) b/w; p. 61 (5-11) color; BIB# 86735
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 57-58, #20; BIB# 29547