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Glass amphoriskos with horizontal ribs

Period:
Early Imperial, Flavian
Date:
2nd half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a two-part mold
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) diameter 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.232
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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