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. Sticker with printed number "35" and pencil number "5" beneath. Trace of pencil annotation on surface. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, rim broken , pitted, discoloured, surface dirt. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, 'Stone and Metal Vases' (London, 1937) no. 953.