Alabastron (Perfume Vase) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Alabastron (Perfume Vase)

1973.1.272c

Currently not on display

Information

Long thin flask with narrow neck and rounded base, used in antiquity for holding oil, especially perfume or massage oils. Lady Meux collection? CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, rim missing, surface dirt. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, 'Stone and Metal Vases' (London, 1937) no. 968.