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Overall H: 11 cm, Diam (max): 4.7 cm
On Display
799-600 BC
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Opaque grey-brown glass with opaque yellow and opaque white trails, bubbly dull surface with several large cavities and long cracks, patches of thin incrustation; core-formed. Thickened rim of yellow glass, short cylindrical neck spreads out somewhat to shoulder, narrow shoulder bends down into elongated ovoid body which tapers to a point; neck is decorated with two applied white trails forming a register in which three more white trails have been dragged up and down thirteen times, a yellow trail from the rim seems to run through this design and down into the decoration on the body terminating in a marvered blob near one handle; the body is decorated with the continuous white trail closely wound thirty-three times around the vessel and dragged up and down over thirty times, all trails marvered in; two handles applied below shoulder in yellow glass are broken away but must have been "ducks head" variety; yellow applied to tip of base.
Dobkin, Eliahu, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) illustrated, p. 597, right; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 104, #205; BIB# 29547
Mesopotamian core-formed glass vessels (1500-500 B.C.) (1970) illustrated, p. 168, #5 (fig. 77); BIB# 143382
Recent Important Acquisitions, 6 (1964) illustrated, pp. 156-157, #2;