Ewer

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Object Name: 
Ewer
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
70.1.3
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 10.2 cm; Rim H: 21.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass; blown; tooled; handle applied; gilded. Ewer with egg-shaped body; rim outsplayed, folded inward and rounded; short cylindrical neck; flat shoulder, rounded at edge; upper part of side almost straight but with very slight bulge, lower part curves in to bottom; hollow conical foot made from separate gather, with rim ground smooth; no pontil mark. Handle applied to edge of shoulder and drawn up in three ribs. Two bands of decoration, on neck and body. On neck: between two horizontal lines, garland consisting of stem with pair of lozenge-shaped leaves; below this, band of contiguous lozenges above horizontal line. On body, two standing figures bearing in both hands vine branches which occupy entire space between them: (A) below handle, male wearing short tunic, mantle draped over left forearm and calf-length boots or puttees; (B) on opposite side, female wearing ankle-length dress, bare footed. Immediately above figures and branches, on edge of shoulder, traces of garland similar to that on neck. Beneath (B), near bottom, neatly drilled hole, D: 0.3 cm.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rabenou, Khahil, Source
1974-08-06
Category: 
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) illustrated, p. 17 (fig. 5);
Things that travelled : Mediterranean glass in the first millennium CE (2018) illustrated, p. 37 (fig. 2.9);
Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations along the Silk Road (2012) illustrated, p. 57, fig. 7; BIB# 132698
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 453, 609 (Taf. 351); BIB# 83444
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 273-274, pl. 866; BIB# 58895
Glass, Gold, and Gold-Glasses (1996) illustrated, p. 4, fig. 2; BIB# AI1414
Recent Important Acquisitions, 13 (1971) illustrated, pp. 134-135, #5; BIB# AI93175