Date 1st century A.D.
Dimensions Overall: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Overall, Rim: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Medium Mold blown glass
Credit Line Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Description Amphoriskos of mold blown deep blue glass. Two part mold. Flat base. With a pair of lighter blue handles. Design of sprays tipped with fruits or flowers.
Published ReferencesCorning Journal of Glass Studies, VI, pg. 40, #14.
A. von Saldern, Ancient Glass in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, #35, a duplicate but white.
Inscriptions Paper sticker on bottom: "537".
Object Label Roman Empire, probably Syria Flask with Two Handles, 1st century A.D. Mold-blown glass; applied handles Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 71.6783
Object Number 71.6783