Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

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.

Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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