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Amphora

Unknown1st century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This free-blown splashware amphoriskos is made of purple, white, yellow and blue glass. The teardrop-shaped body rests on a small folded foot with a concave base. The lip was first folded downwards and then upwards. Two handles with elbows were applied on the shoulder and drawn up to the rim. This amphoriskos is weathered and was reassembled with small fills on the body. The surface presents some iridescence.

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Details

  • Title: Amphora
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1st century
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 12.7 cm (5 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: 2003.291
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Vessels

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