Alabastron or Unguent Bottle

Object Name: 
Alabastron or Unguent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Alabastron or Unguent Bottle
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.1 cm; Rim Diam: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
probably 399-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alfred Wolkenberg
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass appearing black, with opaque yellow trail; core-formed and tooled, with applied decorations. Broad horizontal rim with tool-marks on upper and lower surfaces; cylindrical neck also with tool marks; sloping shoulder; body distorted by intense heat after manufacture, so that it now has the form of a misshapen bulb with fissures and streaks of red. Opaque yellow trail wound spirally around shoulder and upper part of body then draped up and down so that all but the uppermost revolution has a zigzag appearance; at same time, upper part of body was tooled to produce alternating vertical ribs and grooves.
Wolkenberg, Alfred, Source