Glass alabastron (perfumebottle)

Period: Archaic

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)

Classification: Glass

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.