- Museum number
Alabaster alabastron; elongated body on a slightly rounded base; narrow neck with a disc-shaped mushroom rim, turned on the underside; there appears to be a pair of opposing roughly worked (unfinished?) lugs, but the upper part of the vessel has a series of corrugated depressions, possibly another sign that the vessel was not completed.
- Production date
Height: 11.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The number 43 is pencilled in blue on the top of the rim may refer to the original excavations but this is uncertain. For details of the Hake-Kitchener excavations at Salamis see Bailey 1965, 5-13.
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: 427-1883 (V&A number)