Alabastron (Perfume Vase)



Long thin flask with narrow neck and rounded base, used in antiquity for holding oil, especially perfume or massage oils. Lady Meux collection like 1973.1.272 a and b? CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, rim missing, surface dirt. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, 'Stone and Metal Vases' (London, 1937) no. 968.