Alabastron

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Object Name: 
Alabastron
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.1.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13 cm; Rim Diam: 3.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1875-1925 or later
Primary Description: 
Translucent amethyst heavy glass; free-blown with applied thread decoration; cylindrical body with rounded base having rough pontil mark, very short concave neck flaring to wide rim; over the body a pattern of threads dragged to form a festoon in turquoise blue glass in rather high relief, two heavy spiral threads of yellow glass around the lower body and upper neck, the surface is dull apparently through treatment with acid.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1960-03-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 292, #895; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 46-47, fig. 11, fifth from left;