Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Opaque dark red brown, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque white.
Slightly uneven horizontal rim-disk, with jagged edge to mouth; short cylindrical neck, tapering downwards; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two large vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration; one higher than the other.
A thick yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail applied to base of neck together with a white trail, overlaid on the yellow; both wound in a close-set spiral around body to bottom; yellow trail ending in a swirl on bottom.
Intact; very slight dulling, pitting, and weathering.

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

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