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 1971.1.281.26. Red pencil number 22 on base. Emerald cut label with ornate blue border stuck to the surface marked in ink 94 which is crossed out in pencil and marked in pencil 118. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, rim missing, stained, surface dirt. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, 'Stone and Metal Vases' (London, 1937) no. 964.