Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- 2nd–mid-1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group III
- H.: 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trail in opaque white.
Inward-sloping irregular rim-disk with rounded edge and radiating tooling marks on upper surface; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; straight-sided fusiform body expanding downward, then tapering in to pointed bottom; two horizontal lug handles applied over trail at top of body.
Trail applied at bottom, wound upwards in a spiral to carination, tooled into a festoon around side, with twelve upward strokes, then wound again in a spiral up neck and partially around rim, and trailed off with backward swirl down neck.
Intact, but one handle completely missing; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence.
Blue, with white wave pattern; two solid handles.