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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

35.1442

Medium or Technique

Glass; Core-formed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels