Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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Translucent blue; trails in opaque yellow and opaque white.
Broad, flat rim-disk, with radiating tooling marks on underside; 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.
Both trails applied to edge of rim-disk and wound spirally down, tooled into a feather pattern on neck and shoulder in three panels of alternating upward and downward strokes, continuing on body in another feather pattern of five panels, extending to pointed bottom.
Broken and repaired on rim, but body complete; handles and pad-base missing; dulling, deep pitting, faint iridescence, and small areas of milky white weathering.

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

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