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 small handles in the same fabric as the body. There is an alternating design of yellow and white chevron decorations down the body. Broken and assembled.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period/Phoenician
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC (Dynasty 26 BC - 30) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 57.5 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)

Explore related


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    Publisher: The Society of Antiquaries in London
    Date: 1988

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    Publisher: Merseyside County Museums
    Date: 1979


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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