flask; bath-flask; aryballosAccession number: 2259
Production date: Roman
Measurements: DM (rim) 31 mm; DM (neck) 16 mm; DM (body) 49 mm; H 54 mm
Museum Section: Roman
Summary: Colour: natural blue. Moderate quality glass, with numerous bubbles; these are mostly small, except for several large bubbles near base. Only very slight weathering. Parts present: complete (rim, neck, body, handles, base). Isings form 61. Rim in-folded and flattened, very regular at circumference, irregular at central perforation. Body is sub-conical rather than globular, with flat, sharply kicked-up base; remains of a pontil scar. Each lug handle is made from a single trail laid on edge of shoulder; drawn back and up to touch neck and underside of rim; then folded back to shoulder, with a final flick back again to rim (this final movement was more satisfactorily completed on one handle than the other).
Location: Not currently on display. For information contact the Museum.
Bentley, David; Pritchard, Frances A., The Roman Cemetery at St. Bartholomew's Hospital In Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, (1982). Volume 33 Pages: 134-172 (Object details: p 167 no 22, cited)