Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque white.
Deep inward-sloping rim-disk; broad cylindrical neck, tapering upwards; sloping shoulder; top-shaped body; circular base-knob with deep indent on bottom; two strap handles applied in pads to shoulder, drawn up, turned in, and pressed onto neck.
Yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail applied in a spiral around top of body in horizontal lines, then tooled into an irregular close-set zigzag pattern around middle of body together with a single white trail; below, a yellow trail wound horizontally twice around lower body. Part of zigzag pattern distorted by cobalt blue overlay.
Intact; some white gritty inclusions and one large cracked inclusion on shoulder; slight dulling and some pitting of surface bubbles, but little weathering.