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Glass alabastron; stripes of translucent blue, white, turquoise, brown and gold foil between two colourless layers; neck colourless; fusiform body broadest near the pointed base; body decorated with wavy stripes descending from top to bottom (stripes are arranged in three groups of polychrome bands combed into a wavy pattern); from pin-prick to medium sized bubbles, some spherical, others lentoid; body core-formed; top and surface finished by grinding and polishing; cylindrical neck made from separate piece of cut and ground colourless glass, its lower end bevelled, rim broad and flat; small bubbles; neck probably cast by the lost-wax technique; perforated then cut, ground and polished.
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Thickness: 0.20 - 0.60 centimetres
Diameter: 2.80 centimetres (rim)
Diameter: 0.90 centimetres
Diameter: 2.20 centimetres
Height: 11.20 centimetres (body)
Height: 3.50 centimetres (neck)
Height: 14.30 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2014 5 Jun - 2 Nov, Waddesdon Manor, 'Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel'
1999 BM, G88/New Testament
1958 BM, G58/Nimrud Ivories
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- Acquisition notes
- This alabastron was among a collection of other objects which M. Durighello corresponded with Franks about in a letter dated 9 April 1895, and he referred to it as "une balsamare phenicienne en beau verre multicolore ... provenee a Sidon".
- Middle East
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