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Alabastron (Container for Scented Oil)

A work made of glass, core-formed technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass, core-formed technique.

Date:

late 6th-early 3rd century BCE

Artist:

Eastern Mediterranean

About this artwork

The flaring rims of these alabastra functioned as applicators to spread the thick, scented oil over the skin. The vessels themselves fit comfortably in the user’s hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

Title

Alabastron (Container for Scented Oil)

Place

Eastern Mediterranean Region (Object made in)

Date

550 BCE–350 BCE

Medium

Glass, core-formed technique

Dimensions

9.5 × 2.8 × 3 cm (3 3/4 × 1 1/8 × 1 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1942.637

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