Date: ca. 625–600 B.C.
Culture: Probably Phoenician
Medium: Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Other: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number: 74.51.312
The alabastron was cast and then ground to its present shape. The Phoenicians were probably important intermediaries in the introduction of glass objects and technology from the Near East and Egypt into Cyprus.