About this object

Perfume bottle shaped like a Greek wine jar (‘oenochoe’). Flat based with slight foot. Blue body, decorated in white, yellow, pale blue. Spouted neck is blue with a yellow edge. Curved handle from rim to shoulder. Mended from serveral pieces.

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
    85 mm x 52 mm
  • 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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