Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent turquoise green, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad horizontal rim-disk; cylindrical neck; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, curving in at bottom; two large vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
Yellow and urquoise trails, mixed together, attached at edge of rim-disk; other yellow and turquoise trails applied to top of body under neck and rim-disk; both wound in a spiral around body, at first as horizontal lines, then tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern with alternate upward and downward strokes.
Broken around lower body, bottom missing, and parts of trails completely weathered, leaving only indentation in body; dulling, pitting, and whitish weathering with slight iridescence.

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

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