Amphoriskos with Stopper

Object Name: 
Amphoriskos with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Amphoriskos with Stopper
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 10.8 cm, Shoulder Diam: 3.5 cm; (b) H: 2.3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless or greenish-colorless glass with minute bubbles; blown, handles applied, decoration painted. (a) Two-handled jar; rim folded outward, upward and inward; cylindrical neck: slender carrot-shaped body terminating in spike with rounded tip; two solid loop handles attached to neck and shoulder; body and lower part of neck painted or enameled, the pigments now appearing yellowish-brown and light red, perhaps also with white; on shoulder and bottom of neck: horizontal band interrupted by lower handle attachments containing, between plain red borders, brown stripe with pairs of narrow leaves resembling a garland around the vessel; below this, occupying entire lower part of body except spike, foliage and flowers above plain border. (b) Beaten gold stopper in form of funnel with horizontal flange rim, which rested on rim of jar, and narrow tapering shaft, open at bottom (and, therefore, originally with removable plug, perhaps a wad of cloth).
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Cesnola, Alexander Palma di (1839-1914), Former Collection
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 258-259, pl. 853; BIB# 58895
History Revealed in Ancient Glass (1964-09) illustrated, p. 366; BIB# AI46886
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 168-169, #346; BIB# 27315
A Glass Bowl with the "Judgment of Paris" (1953-06) p. 187; BIB# AI47081
Late Hellenistic Painted Glass Vases and the History of Decorative Painting (1914) pp. 1-26, pl. 4;
Ein gravierter glasbecher mit Darstellung eines Wagenkampfers aus Trier (1909) p. 360 ff;
Les Verres Antiques (1906-07-31) pp. 477-524, esp. p. 490; BIB# 67401