Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Glass; core-formed, Group II
H.: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
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.
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