Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent light blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Uneven, inward-sloping rim-disk; slanting cylindrical neck; rounded shoulder; ovoid body; circular base-knob with flat bottom; two vertical ring handles applied to shoulder, drawn up, and pressed onto neck.
A yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a thick yellow trail applied in a spiral around shoulder and top of body, then tooled into an uneven close-set zigzag pattern on central part of body, where a turquoise blue trail is added, mingling with the yellow; below, a third, fine yellow trail wound horizontally once around body.
Intact; bubbles and gritty white impurities; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.