Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

Opaque white, with handles in same color; trails in translucent purple.
Broad, flat rim-disk with tooling marks on upper surface; short cylindrical neck; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided body with slight upward taper; convex bottom; below shoulder, two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails applied over trail decoration.
One trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another applied on neck and wound down in spiral on upper body, then tooled into a zigzag pattern around middle of body; below this, a third fine trail wound twice horizontally around body.
Intact, but internal cracks around lower body; pitting of surface bubbles, patches of limy encrustation, and faint iridescent weathering.

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

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