Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- Early Hellenistic
- late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group II
- H.: 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Semi-opaque cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white.
Broad horizontal rim-disk, made as a spiral coil around top of neck; short cylindrical neck; narrow sloping shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body; convex bottom; on upper body, two vertical ring handles, pierced, applied over trail pattern.
A trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another trail applied from shoulder to edge of bottom, tooled into a festoon pattern with six upward strokes, forming loops at top of body.
Intact, except for part of trail on rim-disk; dulling, some pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.