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Alabastron

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Flat-bottomed faience alabastron with neck and ring handle restored. Frieze of dancing figures in raised relief, between floral bands.

Provenance

By 1956: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; 1956: Lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; 1964: Given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 332–305 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2254

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels