Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in opaque turquoise blue; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad horizontal rim-disk, with radiating tooling marks on upper surface; short cylindrical neck; rounded shoulder; elongated ovoid body, tapering upward to pointed bottom, with maximum diameter below the middle; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
Turquoise blue trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a yellow trail wound horizontally around top of body; a band comprising a yellow and a turquoise blue trail wound horizontally around body underneath handles, and a second band comprising two yellow trails flanking a turquoise blue trail wound horizontally around body at point of greatest diameter.
Intact, except for most of one handle; slight dulling and pitting, and faint iridescence.