Glass Bottle



Alabastron (bottle) in opaque dark-blue glass. Core formed. The relatively wide rim outlined with a yellow thread slopes down to join the short cylindrical neck. The body is of conventional form and has just below the shoulder two pierced handles each with long flange in the same fabric as the body. The central part of the body has a yellow band with dark blue chevron decorations on both the upper area and pale blue on the lower area. Two yellow threads border the upper and lower body. Light grey-brown core. Compare with John Cooney, 'Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum part IV: Glass' (London, 1976), p. 101 [no. 1048] EA4744;