Perfume Bottle (Alabastron)

Object Name: 
Perfume Bottle (Alabastron)

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Object Name: 
Perfume Bottle (Alabastron)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.65
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.8 cm, D: 4.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
799-600 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent yellow or olive green glass now weathered to grey- brown, limey accretion adhering to surface, trails of opaque white glass now weathered to a buff or off-white; core-formed, tooled and trail decorated. Rounded thickened rim on cylindrical neck spreads out to form angular shoulder and down into long cylindrical body which tapers to a rounded point; two "duck head" handles applied at shoulder with loops at top for suspension; starting at rim, a single trail is applied and left in relief, trailed on the neck six times, twice on the shoulder and around the body fifty-five times, terminating in a thick trail at the base; the body has been ribbed with a sharp point which has created over thirty vertical furrows but has not moved the opaque white trails into the characteristic feathered or festooned pattern.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Glass and Glass Production in the Near East During the Iron Age: Evidence from Objects, Texts and Chemical Analysis (2019) illustrated, pp. 225, 281 (AM45);
Die nicht-geblasenen antiken Glasgefasse (2009) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# 110654
The aAchaeology of Midas and the Phrygians: Recent Work at Gordion (2005) illustrated, p. 102, fig. 8-1; BIB# 86938
Historie du Verre: L'Antiquite (2005) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# 76552
A Search for Franchini Scent Bottles (1995) pp. 15-17, fig. 4, ill.; BIB# AI36707
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 11, #2; p. 246; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 22-23, pl. 3; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 18, #4; BIB# 33211
Book of Glass (1986) p. 37;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 15, #4; BIB# 21161
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 104, #204, pl. 12; BIB# 29547
Mesopotamian core-formed glass vessels (1500-500 B.C.) (1970) illustrated, p. 169, #8 (fig. 80); BIB# 143382
Glass and Glassmaking in Ancient Mesopotamia (1970) p. 169, fig. 80, #8; BIB# 27367
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 27-28, #17; BIB# 27315