Oil flask (alabastron)

Greek, East Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
Late 6th–5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.55

Medium or Technique

Glass, core-formed with applied decoration

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small, uneven, slightly inward sloping rim disk; smooth transition from neck to body; elongated ovoid body, expanding towards the midsection then tapering towards the bottom; two small opposing handles; rounded base. Dark blue with trails of yellow and white. Lower body broken and repaired.

Provenance

According to MFA file card: from Teanakaleh, mouth of Dardanelles; by date unknown: Thomas Gaffield Collection; gift of Thomas Gaffield to MFA, April 9, 1886.

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gaffield