Corinthian Alabastron

$595.00

Perfume Vessel.

An Alabastron is a container for perfumed oil that takes its name from alabaster, the material from which the original Egyptian examples were made. Greek artists adopted the Egyptian alabastron’€™s shape in the 600’s BC, but made the vessel in a variety of materials. Typically used by male athletes to hold body oils, this cream-colored clay form was used by females to hold scented oils.

Description

Perfume Vessel.

An Alabastron is a container for perfumed oil that takes its name from alabaster, the material from which the original Egyptian examples were made. Greek artists adopted the Egyptian alabastron’€™s shape in the 600’€™s BC, but made the vessel in a variety of materials. Typically used by male athletes to hold body oils, this cream-colored clay form was used by females to hold scented oils.

Additional information

Origin

Greece

Date

600 B.C.

Dimensions

4.75" x 2.5" x 2.5" With Stand 5.5" x 3" x 3"


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