Ca. 300–400 AD. Roman. A beautiful cylindrical, multicolour (black, blue, white, green) alabastron tapering towards the mouth. Alabastra were an ancient form of vessel, used to contain cosmetics, oils and perfumes. For a similar item, see Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection. A Special Exhibition. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, 1957, P. 89, item n. 146.
Size: L:168mm / W:16mm ; 33g
Provenance: Property of a London gentleman, formerly acquired in Europe in the 1970s.