Glass aryballos (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in opaque yellow; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad inward-sloping rim-disk; short cylindrical neck; right-angled shoulder; almost spherical body; convex, somewhat pointed bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration, extend from shoulder to underside of rim-disk.
Turquoise blue trail applied to outer edge of rim-disk; a yellow trail, unmarvered, applied on upper body and wound spirally, at first in horizontal lines, then tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern around central section of body, formed by shallow vertical tooling indents; three thick turquoise blue trails applied over yellow, forming a bold, even design; below this, a yellow trail and a turquoise blue trail wound horizontally once around body.
Intact; white gritty impurities in body; slight dulling and pitting, and small patches of brown encrustation.

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

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