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Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; core-formed, Group I
Dimensions:
3 5/8 × 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (9.2 × 3 × 3 cm)
Diam. of rim: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1338
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque white.
Narrow, inward-sloping rim-disk, with outsplayed rounded edge; short cylindrical neck with tooled indent around base; very small angular shoulder; convex sides to cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
A yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a white trail applied on upper body, wound down, tooled into an inverted festoon pattern, with ten irregular downward strokes mixing and blurring trails with blue ground.
Intact; some dulling and encrustation on one side, and faint iridescence.
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