Amphora with Indentations

Unknown4th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Free-blown amphora of pale green glass. The body is decorated with a series of vertical indentations that create a ribbed effect. The neck is long and narrow; the rim is folded over the inside edge. Both the pad foot and the two handles connecting the shoulder to the mid-neck are made from a separate blue-green glass. Weathering has caused a white iridescent discoloration and the vessel is covered with rust-colored incrustation. There are also several visible breaks.


  • Title: Amphora with Indentations
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 4th century
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.3 x 8.5 cm (7 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Amphora
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2003.414
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture and Date: Roman, 4th century
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Vessels

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