Terracotta Columbus alabastron (perfume vase)
- Related to the Beldam Painter
- ca. 470 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; white-ground
- H. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1985
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Columbus alabastra are a simple solution to the problem of having the normally round-bottomed vases stand without an additional support. Their rarity is noteworthy.