Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trail in opaque white.
Inward-sloping rim-disk, with radiating tooling marks on upper surface; cylindrical neck, tapering downwards; small rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration, one higher than the other.
A thick white trail applied on neck, wound down across shoulder one and a half times, then tooled into an inverted close-set festoon pattern, with nine downward strokes.
Complete, except for chips in rim and one small hole in upper body; a trail probably decorated the edge of the rim-disk but this is now completely missing, leaving a weathered beveled edge; dulling, pitting, and iridescent milky weathering.