Glass amphoriskos with vertical ribs


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent greenish yellow; handles in dull pale blue.
Uneven, everted rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; globular body; cylindrical base, with uneven, indented bottom; two rod handles attached in a pad to shoulder, drawn up, turned in and down onto neck. One continuous mold seam, slightly misaligned, around body and across bottom, extending to base of neck.
On body, twenty-two vertical ribs.
Complete, except for chips missing all around rim; pinprick bubbles; faint dulling, iridescence, small patches of whitish weathering and soil encrustation.

Yellow body decorated with 22 vertical ribs; two green handles; blown in a two-part mold.

Glass amphoriskos with vertical ribs, Glass, Roman

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