Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Opaque red brown, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white.
Broad horizontal rim-disk; very short cylindrical neck; narrow rounded shoulder; slightly convex sides to body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
A trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another trail applied to neck, wound in a spiral around body, tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern with alternate upward and downward strokes, and ending in a circle around bottom.
Broken and repaired, with one chip in rim-disk and several large holes and cracks in body; dulling, pitting, but very little weathering.