Alabastron (Perfume Vase) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Alabastron (Perfume Vase)


Currently not on display


Long thin flask with narrow neck and rounded base, used in antiquity for holding oil, especially perfume or massage oils. Marked in pencil "56". Stamp edge sticker with red line marked "35/5". CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, rim broken, cracked, surface loss, pitted, surface dirt. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, 'Stone and Metal Vases' (London, 1937) no. 964.