Amphoriskos ("little amphora")

Amphoriskos ("little amphora")

Artist: Roman?

Artist: Syrian?

Period: Roman Imperial Period
Date: 1-99 AD
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 11/16 x 2 in. (6.9 x 5.1 cm)
Base: 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Cook
Object number: 30.1.9
DescriptionMold-blown bottle in light-violet glass. Egg-shaped body; part of the cylindrical neck and rim missing. Originally had two handles joining rim to shoulder. The vessel is decorated with flutes above and below a central band with crossed design. The base is round and flat. Overall bright purple and blue (some green) iridescence.
Inscribed: no inscription
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