Fragment of Palm Column Flask

Object Name: 
Fragment of Palm Column Flask

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Palm Column Flask
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5 cm; Base Diam: 1.9 cm
Not on Display
1400-1240 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque, nearly black royal blue glass matrix, bubbly, pitted with slightly weathered surface, trails of opaque white and opaque yellow glass; core-formed and trail decorated. Fragment preserves approximately half of the lower section of a palm column flask both in height and circumference; the surface is decorated with thirteen alternating yellow and white trails which have been alternately dragged up and down to form a festooned or feathered pattern, the base has been decorated with a white trail wrapped several times at the bottom; the section allows the view of the interior core with some dark brown core material adhering to the surface, over this is a deposit of kohl and some fibrous material.
Blumka, Leopold, Source
in red
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 232, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 60, #25, pl. 9; BIB# 29547