Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- Early Hellenistic
- late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group II
- H.: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white.
Horizontal rim-disk, with thick rounded edge; tall cylindrical neck, tapering upwards; rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, curving in to convex bottom with slightly pointed tip.
A trail attached at edge of rim-disk; on body, a single trail wound down in a spiral, forming five horizontal bands, at top and bottom as almost horizontal lines but on most of body tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern with alternating upward and downward strokes forming shallow vertical ribs.
Complete but most of trail on rim-disk missing; some dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.