Alabastron (Container for Scented Oil)

A work made of glass, mosaic glass technique.
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  • A work made of glass, mosaic glass technique.

Date:

Early 2nd/1st century BC

Artist:

Late Hellenistic or early Roman; eastern Mediterranean

About this artwork

Among the most lavish glassware produced during the Hellenistic Age (330-30 B.C.) are vessels made of glass canes that contain gold leaf sandwiched between layers of colorless glass and worked into wavy bands with other colored canes.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

Title

Alabastron (Container for Scented Oil)

Origin

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Date

200 AD–1 AD

Medium

Glass, mosaic glass technique

Dimensions

12 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm (3 1/2 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1941.1099

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