Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white.
Horizontal rim-disk, with thick rounded edge; tall cylindrical neck, tapering upwards; rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, curving in to convex bottom with slightly pointed tip.
A trail attached at edge of rim-disk; on body, a single trail wound down in a spiral, forming five horizontal bands, at top and bottom as almost horizontal lines but on most of body tooled into a close-set zigzag pattern with alternating upward and downward strokes forming shallow vertical ribs.
Complete but most of trail on rim-disk missing; some dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.

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

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