Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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Translucent cobalt blue, with handles and base-knob in same color; trails in opaque pale turquoise blue.
Broad inward-sloping rim-disk; cylindrical neck; sloping shoulder; ovoid body, tapering downwards; applied circular base-knob with rounded edge and tooling indent on flat bottom; two strap handles applied to top of shoulder and drawn up, forming oval rings, with trail extending across shoulder from bottom of one handle.
One trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another applied to top of body in a large pad and wound horizontally and then tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern around middle of body, formed by uneven and shallow vertical tooling indents; below this, a third narrow trail wound horizontally around lower part of body.
Broken and repaired, with one hole in side and chip in rim-disk; slight dulling and pitting.

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

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