Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Translucent blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad inward-sloping rim-disk; cylindrical neck; broad sloping shoulder; top-shaped body; circular base-knob with deep indent on bottom; two vertical strap handles applied to shoulder, drawn up, and pressed onto neck.
A yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail applied in a thick irregular circle around neck and top of shoulder, wound in a spiral across shoulder and around top of body, then tooled into an uneven zigzag pattern on upper half of body, where a turquoise blue trail is added, mingling with the yellow, forming vertical ridges in sides; below, a fine yellow trail wound horizontally nearly twice around lower body; a turquoise blue trail and a yellow trail wound around base-knob.
Intact; bubbles and gritty white impurities; slight dulling and pitting, but very little weathering.

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

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