Alabastron

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Object Name: 
Alabastron
Accession Number: 
77.1.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.5 cm; Lip Diam: 4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
399-275 BCE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly with thin iridescent film, applied trails of opaque yellow now weathered to white; core-formed, trail decorated and tooled. Wide horizontal rim decorated with applied yellow trail left in relief, short cylindrical neck spreads out to gentle shoulder, long almost cylindrical body decorated with a fine applied trail of yellow dragged alternately up and down to form an elaborate feather pattern; just below shoulder two small blue blob handles have been applied and indented with a pointed tool; rounded, flattened base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Khayat, Susette, Former Collection
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1977-12-15