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Two fragments of an alabaster alabastron; depressed ovoid body (most of one side missing) with a flat base and remains of a wide oval mushroom rim; the fragment of the rim is now detached from the body; the stump of a handle survives on one side approximately half-way up the body; very worn and accreted surface.
- Production date
Height: 11.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The now illegible number(s) 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
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 424-1883 (V&A number)