Glass amphoriskos with horizontal ribs
- Early Imperial, Flavian
- 2nd half of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; blown in a two-part mold
- H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
diameter 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent purple; handles in pale brownish yellow.
Rim folded out, over, and in, and flattened into flaring mouth, aslant to cylindrical neck, the lower half of which is indented and bears vertical mold marks in relief below top of handles; ovoid body, tapering to pointed bottom; two handles with two ribs attached to upper body in pads, drawn up and folded onto sides of neck, with trails above. One continuous mold seam around body; mold slightly misaligned.
Body decorated with seventeen concentric, horizontal ribs.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, and faint iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
Purple with yellow handles.