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H: 16.5 cm, D(rim): 5.4 cm, (max): 14.1 cm
Not on Display
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Gift of Samuel Schwartz
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Colorless glass; blown, applied, perhaps acid-fumed. Amphora: globular. Rim consists of thick flange with rounded edge made by sheering top of neck and applying single trail immediately below lip; neck short, cylindrical; base plain, with slight concavity underneath; pontil mark. Single trail wound once around neck, shortly below rim. Two identical handles, circular in cross section, dropped onto shoulder, drawn up and slightly out, then bent in at acute angle and attached to underside of trail on neck, with excess glass folded back on upper surfaces; lower attachments are flat, tongue-shaped, and decorated with tooled palmette-like motifs. Surface is almost matte, grayish, and extensively pitted.
Schwartz, Samuel, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 118, #1085; BIB# 58895