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:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
Opaque dark red brown, appearing black, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and turquoise blue.
Broad horizontal rim-disk with beveled edge; short cylindrical neck, tapering upwards; narrow rounded shoulder; straight-sided cylindrical body, tapering upwards; convex bottom; two large vertical ring handles with knobbed tails, applied over trail decoration; one longer than the other.
Intermingled yellow and turquoise blue trails attached at edge of rim-disk; a large yellow trail applied unevenly to neck together with a turquoise trail, overlaid on the yellow; both wound in a close-set spiral around body to bottom; yellow trail ending in a swirl on bottom; one small unmarvered blob of red brown on side near handle.
Intact, except for one small chip in underside of rim-disk; some deep weathering of trails on body; dulling and pitting, but very little iridescence.