Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Opaque white, with handles in same color; trails in translucent purple.
Broad, flat rim-disk; short cylindrical neck; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided body with upward taper; convex bottom; below shoulder, two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails applied over trail decoration.
One trail unevenly attached at edge of rim-disk; another thick trail applied in a pad at top of body and wound down in spiral three times, then tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern around middle of body; below this, a third fine trail wound twice horizontally around body.
Intact; dulling, deep pitting of surface bubbles, and iridescent weathering.

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

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