Alabastron

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Object Name: 
Alabastron
Accession Number: 
79.1.144
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12 cm; Rim Diam: 3.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
399-275 BCE
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly, dull with some iridescent film on surface, applied trails of opaque white and yellow; core-formed, trail decorated and tooled. Rounded rim, flat and horizontal bends sharply into short cylindrical neck, rounded shoulder spreads out into a long cylindrical body, white trail applied on neck and yellow trail on shoulder dragged alternately up and down to form a fine feather pattern, two small blobs applied on side as handles; rounded base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Safani, Esteban, Former Collection
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1979
Glass Vessels before Glass-blowing (1940) pp. 107-108, figs. 76-78; BIB# 19624