About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC (Dynasty 26 - 30) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1950 about
  • Measurements
    82 mm x 35 mm x 29 mm
  • Note
    Compare with John Cooney, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum part IV: Glass (London, 1976), p. 101 [no. 1048] EA4744;
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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