Alabastron

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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