flask; aryballosAccession number: 35.118/25
Production date: Roman; mid 1st-early 2nd century
Measurements: DM (rim) 21 mm; DM (neck) 12 mm; DM (body) 26 mm; H 26 mm
Museum Section: Roman
Summary: Glass aryballos. Colour: monochrome blue. Good quality glass, with few visible bubbles or impurities. Weathered, making surface crazed and matt. Parts present: near-complete (rim, neck, body, handles), but large section (approx 20%) missing from one side of the body and gap-filled. Isings form 61. Miniature. Rim in-turned, flat, very wide and slightly irregular, leaving an opening of just 3 mm. This suggests that the vessel was ornamental, not functional. Each handle made from a single trail laid on outside of shoulder; drawn back and up to touch neck and rim; then folded back again. Body slightly flattened and rough at base, possibly with ground-out pontil scar.
Location: Not currently on display. For information contact the Museum.