This vessel was manufactured around 6th to 4th Century B.C. using the core-formed method of glassmaking. The shape of this Alabastron was inspired by the common Greek pottery of the period, a form frequently used in core glass. The decoration is also typical using trailed and marveled threads of yellow, turquoise and red. Glass objects from pre-Hellenistic periods were luxury items, affordable by only the upper class.
H: 9.6 cm
6th -4th Century B.C.
Kofler #327 & 331, Constable Maxwell #15, Yale #23 & 24, Oppenhanded #165