Amphoriskos, glass, mould blown, Syria, 1st-2nd century CE
The amphoriskos, a small jar of light blue glass, was produced by the mould blown technique. The body is a faceted, octagonal in profile and circular in plan shape. It has a narrow cylindrical neck that meets the body at a sharp angle (neck amphoriskos) with flaring lip. Two slender handles of self-coloured, trailed glass, are joined at the neck and shoulder on either side of the vessel. The exterior surface of the vessel is covered in white powder, and some iridescence.