Glass amphoriskos with band of scrolls

Roman, Syro-Palestinian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent purple; handles in same color.
Rim folded out, over, and in, then smoothed into flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; ovoid body; cylindrical base, with flat bottom; two rod handles attached in a pad to shoulder, drawn up, turned in, and pressed onto neck. One continuous mold seam around body and across bottom, extending to base of neck and forming raised line across bottom.
On body, frieze of twenty-nine downturned rounded tongues in raised outline on upper body and thirty upturned rounded tongues on lower body, joined by a central band of tendril scrolls bordered above and below by a horizontal raised line.
Intact, but internal crack in neck under one handle; pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, iridescence, and small patches of weathering.

Violet Sidonian jug with two handles.

Glass amphoriskos with band of scrolls, Glass, Roman, Syro-Palestinian

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