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Twisted Amphoriskos

Unknown5th - 6th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

A tall, thin amphoriskos of cast, aqua-colored, opaque glass. The body has been twisted. The vessel has a pad foot and the handles connect the body to the thick rim. There is little weathering and some incrustation.

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Details

  • Title: Twisted Amphoriskos
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 5th - 6th century
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 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: Amphoriskos
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2003.469
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Byzantine
  • Classification: Vessels

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