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Oil flask (alabastron)

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Glass alabastron composed of a translucent dark blue glass and decorated with trails of opaque yellow on the upper and lower part of the body. The middle of the body has opaque yellow and light blue threads pulled into a tight zig-zag pattern and small, translucent, and blue eared lug handles. ...

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By 1935: Frederick L. Jack Collection; gift of Frederick L. Jack to MFA, April 18, 1935

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick L. Jack

Greek, East Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Possibly from Rhodes, Greece


Height: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass; Core-formed


The Ancient World