Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Opaque dark purple, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Deeply inward-sloping rim-disk; tall cylindrical neck with concave sides; uneven sloping shoulder; top-shaped body; circular base-knob with deep indent on bottom; two vertical strap handles applied to shoulder, drawn up, and pressed onto neck.
A yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail and an overlapping turquoise blue trail applied to shoulder, wound in a tight spiral around body, ending two-thirds of the way down.
Complete, except for most of one handle; broken and repaired around neck; dulling, pitting, and creamy iridescent weathering.

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

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