Alabastron card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Alabastron

1977.114.7

Currently not on display

Information

A long and tear shaped laabastron with a wide and disc shaped rim and two small sides handles attached to the body, below the rim. The main body has decoration in three zones of animals: facing lions at the top zone, bigger lions in the middle zone and in between them a bird or a duck. Finally the low zone has one lion facing a griffin or a dragon. The decoration is in orange red and there are thinner zones of dots below each of the main animal zones. The base of the alabastro has a flower decorating it. Underneath the final animal zone towards the bottom of the vessel there is band of vertical zig zal lines with groups of dots in between them. The area os the body by the handles also has two bands of vertical zig zag lines. The edge of the rim has thick brown dots all along it and the top of the rim has leaves on top of it.