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Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
mid-4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean or Italian
Medium:
Glass; core-formed, Group II
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1376
  • Description

    Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow.
    Broad horizontal rim-disk with radiating tooling marks around narrow mouth; short cylindrical neck; sloping shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, with upward taper; slightly convex bottom; below shoulder, two vertical ring handles, unpierced, applied over trail pattern.
    A yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail applied from shoulder in spiral and extending to edge of bottom, tooled into an inverted festoon pattern with eleven unevenly-spaced downward strokes.
    Intact; dulling, some deep pitting holes, and faint iridescent weathering.

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