Glass alabastron


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Translucent cobalt blue, appearing black; opaque white trail.
Two conjoining fragments of straight-sided fusiform body expanding downward, then tapering in to bottom.
Single white trail wound in a spiral around body and tooled into a festoon pattern with sixteen upward strokes, continuing in a plain spiral in two turns around lower part of body; another white trail applied vertically below, drawn up and then round in a downward spiral in five turns ending around bottom.
Broken with weathered edges on both fragments, missing rim, neck, bottom, and handles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering. Thin coating a red core material on interior.

Glass alabastron, Glass, Greek

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