Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- 4 3/4 × 2 7/16 in. (12 × 6.2 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Diam. of base: 9/16 in. (1.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
Opaque white, with handles and knob-base in same color; trails in translucent purple.
Broad, inward-sloping oval rim-disk with radiating tool marks on upper surface and small mouth; tall cylindrical neck tapering upward; broad, sloping shoulder; elongated ovoid body tapering to a point; slanting circular base-knob with rounded edge and flat bottom; two vertical strap handles applied at top of shoulder, drawn up vertically, turned in, and pressed on to underside of rim-disk and top of neck.
One uneven trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another trail wound round in an uneven spiral on shoulder, then tooled into a zigzag pattern on upper body, with twenty-two deep vertical tooling indents; a third trail applied to lower body, also tooled into an irregular zigzag pattern; finally, a fourth trail applied around edge and underside of knob-base.
Complete, but part of rim-disk broken and repaired, leaving one large chip and smaller hole; internal cracks in body; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence.