Period: Late Hellenistic
Date: 1st century B.C.
Medium: Glass and gold leaf; cast, probably around a rod
Dimensions: 7 1/16in. (18cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.194.286a, b
This cast and carved vessel belongs to a distinctive group of Late Hellenistic containers that comprised a body made of lengths of colored glass and a detachable neck and rim of translucent monochrome glass. The colored bands on the body include ones made of gold leaf sandwiched between layers of colorless glass.