Alabastron

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Object Name: 
Alabastron
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
61.1.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.2 cm; Rim Diam: 4.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
possibly 1-99
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass; surface dull and frosted and pitted, few areas of corrosion, some discolorization, a very large spike-like vertical bubble on one side; free-blown with tooled thread decoration; tubular body slightly increasing in diameter towards rounded bottom with very rough pontil mark, very wide disc-like rim, two rudimentary loop handles applied to upper body; on the body a widely spaced festoon pattern of opaque white and yellow threads (four rows).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1961-04-12
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 294-295, #901; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, p. 54, fig. 34, second from left;
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 95-97, #164; BIB# 27315