Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad, inward sloping rim-disk, with radiating tool marks on upper surface and uneven edge around mouth; short cylindrical neck with downward taper; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
Turquoise blue trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a yellow trail applied on underside of rim-disk and wound down in a spiral to middle of body, then tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern; a turquoise blue trail is added, mingling with yellow; immediately below zigzag, another yellow trail and another turquoise blue trail are wound horizontally once around body.
Intact; dulling and milky iridescent weathering.