Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
- Accession Number:
Translucent pale blue green, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad horizontal rim-disk; short cylindrical neck; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body with upward taper; convex bottom; two large vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
Yellow trail attached at edge of rim-disk; another yellow trail overlaid with turquoise blue applied under rim-disk, wound down in a spiral, then both tooled into an uneven, close-set zigzag pattern on lower two-thirds of body to bottom, where the trails end in irregular swirls.
Complete, except for most of one handle; dulling, pitting, and iridescent creamy weathering.