Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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Translucent blue, with same color pad-base and handles; trail in opaque yellow.
Slanting rim-disk, sloping inward, with thick rounded outer edge and jagged vertical lip to mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; broad sloping shoulder; straight-sided ovoid body; broad circular pad-base, flattened but uneven on underside and with round edge; two vertical s-shaped handles applied on shoulder, trailed up along lower part of neck, and pressed on to underside of rim and top neck.
Yellow trail applied to edge of rim-disk, wound spirally down neck and across shoulder, where it is tooled into a festoon pattern, with nine upward strokes, continuing in almost horizontal lines at top of body but then tooled into a feather pattern in six uneven panels of alternating upward and downward strokes over rest of body to pad-base.
Complete except for chip in rim and upper half of one handle; dulling, slight iridescence, and creamy brown weathering, especially on trail.

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

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