Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)
- Late Hellenistic
- 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Cypriot
- Glass; core-formed, Group III
- 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Other: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
Translucent green, appearing black; one handle and base-knob in yellow brown, the other handle in yellow green; trail in opaque white.
Inward-sloping rim-disk, with tooling indent underneath; tall, slightly concave, cylindrical neck; sloping shoulder; elongated piriform body; large applied base-knob; two rod handles applied in pads across shoulder, drawn up and slightly out to above rim, then looped in and down, and attached to neck below rim in a double fold over trail decoration.
Single white trail applied around lip of rim and then wound in a spiral around neck and shoulder to body, then tooled into a festoon pattern with twenty-eight upward strokes, continuing in a plain spiral around lower part of body, ending under base-knob.
Intact, except for part of knob; areas of deep pitting and dulling, with brilliant iridescence and creamy brown weathering.