Alabastron was produced by winding glass around a clay core. The elongated body resembling a tube has the rounded bottom. The decoration of the surface area of the vessel from milk glass has been obtained by working a thread of cobalt glass into a specific pattern. In vertical, slightly curved sections, which are bounded only by indicated threads of the milky base, are placed white sections bounded by cobalt glass that make leaf motif. This “leaves” lay in horizontal parallel lines one over the other, and they thicken more and more as they approach the top of the vessel. The body of alabastron shrinks towards the top into a very short neck that ends with the twisted broad opening made from turbid turquoise glass.

Catalogue entry

Museum Mimara, Zagreb
Glass Collection
inv. no. ATM 1340
Egypt, unknown site
Late Period (664-332 B.C.)
glass paste
12 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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