- Museum number
Glass alabastron; translucent dark blue with applied coloured threads; flat and very broad rim; short broad neck; elongated almost cylindrical body with narrow shoulders and convex base; two "duck head" handles with deep concavities (but not pierced through); yellow coil around rim; body decorated with inverted festoons in yellow, turquoise blue, and white; short diagonal strokes on the rim; core-formed body; rod-formed neck; small portion of rim restored.
- Production date
- 4thC BC (probably)
Diameter: 4.50 centimetres (body)
Diameter: 5.50 centimetres (rim)
Height: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The shape, and particularly that of the rim and handles, are characteristic of 4th-3rd century BC alabastra, and developed from a cylindrical type popular in the second half of the 5th century BC.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994 May, BM, Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities, 'Glass colour'.
1982- Easter-, BM, G57/Ancient Syria [Syrian Room]
1958 BM, G58/Nimrud Ivories
- Repaired; small portion of rim restored.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number