Glass vessel in the shape of a basket
- Late Imperial
- 3rd century A.D.
- Glass; blown
- H.: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1959
- Accession Number:
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rounded and slightly thickened rim; body: funnel-shaped profile on front and back, and conical at sides; tubular base ring, made by folding; kick in bottom with large circular pontil mark at center; handle applied on top of rim in a pad, drawn up vertically, turned in horizontally and then down vertically, forming square-sided loop, dropped onto top of rim and trailed off back along itself.
Intact; few bubbles dulling, limy encrustation, creamy weathering, and iridescence.
The vessel, initially made as a cylindrical bowl, had its sides deliberately pushed in at the top, leaving only openings at both ends, to make it into a handled pouring vessel.