Glass alabastron (perfumebottle)

Probably Phoenician

Not on view

Coloress with pale greenish tinge.
Rim with everted, beveled, horizontal lip; short, funnel-shaped neck; rounded shoulder; elongated ovoid body; round bottom; on upper body, two solid projecting, semicircular handles, tapering outward, carved from body of vessel.
Broken and repaired with several areas of fill in body; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and small patches of thick, white weathering.

The alabastron was cast and then ground to its present shape. The Phoenicians were probably important intermediaries in the introduction of glass objects and technology from the Near East and Egypt into Cyprus.

Glass alabastron (perfumebottle), Glass, Probably Phoenician

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.