Glass oinochoe (perfume jug)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Translucent cobalt blue, with handle in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Applied broad trefoil rim-disk; rather tall cylindrical neck; broad sloping shoulder; ovoid body; applied outsplayed foot with radiating tooling marks on upper surface and deep concave bottom; broad handle attached in a pad to shoulder over trail decoration, drawn up and out, then turned in, arching well above rim-disk, and pressed on to back of rim-disk and neck.
Yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a yellow trail applied unevenly to top of neck and wound down spirally across shoulder, then tooled on body around upper half of body with deep vertical ribs; a turquoise blue trail added over yellow and intermingling with it, forming a close-set zigzag pattern; below this, the yellow trail continues in a spiral as an irregular festoon pattern around lower body, ending just about pad-base.
Broken and repaired on rim-disk, neck, and handle, with some chips and small holes; dulling, pitting, and milky iridescent weathering.

Glass oinochoe (perfume jug), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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