- Museum number
Alabaster alabastron; depressed body on flat base, almost straight sides curving towards the shoulders; tall narrow neck and wide circular mushroom rim (approximately ¼ surviving); pair of very small lugs half-way up the body; the fine-grained stone is polished, but one side of the vase is very worn and accreted.
- Production date
Height: 7.40 centimetres
Width: 6.70 centimetres (base)
- Curator's comments
- The number 51 pencilled on the inside surface may refer to the original excavation but this is uncertain. See Bailey 1965, 5-13 for details of the Hake-Kitchener excavations at Salamis in 1882.
For parallels from established archaeological contexts see: SCE IV/2, fig. 39 no 38 (Marion); Chavane 1990, 78-80, esp. nos 588-656 passim and pl. XVIII (Amathus); Salles and Chavane 2003, 336-7 nos 811-19 and figs 263, 265 (Kition-Bamboula, Hellenistic levels).See Chavane 1990, 77-8 for a general comment (with bibliography) on the difficulty of dating these vessels on form alone.
Bailey D. 1965, 'Lamps in the Victoria & Albert Museum', Opuscula Atheniensia VI (1965), 1-83.
Chavanne M.-J. 1990, La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombs 110-385. IV. Les petits objets (Nicosia).
Salles J.-F. and Chavane M.-J. 2003, 'Les petits objets' in J.-F. Salles ed. Kition-Bamboula IV. Les niveaux héllenistiques (Paris), 331-46.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1980 (?)
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 424-1883 (V&A number)