Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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Translucent light blue with greenish tinge; opaque white trails; handles of indeterminate color (blue?).
Uneven, coiled rim-disk with rounded outer lip; fusiform body, with uneven, misshapen sides, expanding downward, then tapering in to pointed bottom; two uneven lug handles applied at top of body over trail with horizontal tooling indents above and below.
Trail applied unevenly around rim and trailed off below; another trail attached near bottom, drawn up in a spiral to point of carination, tooled into an irregular feather pattern around side with six upward and five downward strokes, and wound round again in spiral ending below rim.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence.

Glass alabastron (perfume bottle), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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