Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- Early Hellenistic
- late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group II
- 3 5/16 × 1 1/4 × 1 1/8 in. (8.4 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Opaque light turquoise green, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white and opaque yellow.
Broad, flat rim-disk, slanting to one side; short cylindrical neck; almost imperceptible sloping shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, tapering upward; uneven pushed-in bottom; at top of body, two lug handles, applied over trail pattern, both with tooled upward indents.
A yellow trail attached to edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail and a white trail, applied after the yellow, wound spirally from top of body in alternate lines down to edge of bottom; both tooled, forming almost vertical indents in sides of body, with alternating upward and downward strokes, making a close-set zigzag pattern on lower half of body.
Broken and repaired around middle of body, with cracks and some small holes; dulling and small patches of iridescent milky weathering and encrustation mainly around neck and rim-disk.