Alabastron

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Object Name: 
Alabastron
Accession Number: 
74.1.19
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.2 cm; Body Diam: 3.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
275-25 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Translucent grey blue glass bubbly with much white stone, trails opaque yellow; core-formed, trail-decorated and tooled. Flared horizontal rim with applied yellow trail marvered in, short cylindrical neck, wall spreads out into fusiform body with rounded base, horizontal handles applied at shoulder; yellow trail spirals down neck to body where it is dragged up and down into a festoon pattern, below greatest diameter it continues to spiral to base, all marvered in.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1974