Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Opaque chocolate brown, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Uneven horizontal rim-disk, with radiating tooling marks on upper surface and rough edge to mouth; off-center cylindrical neck, tapering downwards; narrow rounded shoulder; slightly convex sides to cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two large vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration; one tail longer than the other.
Yellow and turquoise trails attached at top of body, wound down in a close-set spiral as alternating lines, tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern; yellow trail ending as a broad spiral on bottom.
Intact; dulling and pitting, and thick creamy weathering with faint iridescence; weathering makes most of trails appear opaque white.