An early Roman amphoriskos (perfume bottle) with a yellow oval body and a long, cylindrical neck, ending in an everted rim. Two elegantly shaped, vertical blue handles were applied, running from the shoulder of the glass to the neck, just below the mouth. The base is flattened to allow the glass to stand.
Literature and parallels:
Yael Israeli, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum. The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts (Catalogue, The Israel Museum, volume 486) (Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, 2003), no. 337;
Christopher S. Lightfoot, The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017), p. 158, cat. 178 (executed in just one colour).
Circa 1st century C.E.
Height 10.2 cm.
Private collection C.M., Netherlands, acquired from Archea Amsterdam in 2002; thereafter with Kunsthandel Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam.