• Eastern Mediterranean
  • 2nd - 1st centuries B.C.
Catalogue Entry

Vessel made of blue core-formed glass. While this is the same amphoriskos shape as that seen in cat. No. 30 above, because of this work's later date, the body and neck have been extended into longer, narrower forms to create a larger jar, and the handles are also larger. The handles and base's small lump-shaped protrusion are made from translucent light brown glass. A white glass thread wraps in a spiralling design from directly beneath the mouth rim area to the base and this spiral has been turned into a festoon pattern across the body. The beautiful green iridescence over the entire vessel surface is particularly noteworthy. When viewed from an angle this colored iridescence changes into the varied hues of a peacock feather.