Glass alabastron (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- 4 3/8 × 1 3/16 in. (11.2 × 3 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque white and opaque yellow.
Slightly concave horizontal rim-disk, formed as a coil, with rough edge to mouth; no perceptible neck or shoulder; slightly convex side to cylindrical body, tapering upwards; rounded bottom, with central point; two vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration.
White trail attached at neck under rim-disk, wound down unevenly, tooled into an irregular close-set zigzag pattern, with deep vertical ribs; four separate yellow trails added over white at intervals down sides.
Broken and repaired, with some holes, chips, and cracks, especially on lower body; slight dulling, pitting, and weathering.