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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) diameter of mouth 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Helen H. Mertens Gift, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
There are two lugs on the body and a wide, slightly convex lip.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 37.

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