Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Opaque dark olive green, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad horizontal rim-disk; short cylindrical neck, tapering downwards; barrow angular shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with small tails, applied over trail decoration.
Yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a second yellow trail applied on top of body and wound down in a spiral, tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern; halfway down pattern a turquoise blue trail is added, mingling with yellow; immediately below zigzag, a third unmarvered yellow trail wound horizontally twice around body.
Intact; dulling, iridescence, and some reddish brown encrustation and weathering.