Alabastron

Description
An ‘alabastron’ was a Greek vessel used for storing perfumed oil. This one is decorated with plants and mythical animals. Its provenance suggests it was excavated by Sir Alfred Biliotti during his important work at the acropolis of Cameiros between 1852 and 1864.
Accession Loan No.
1887/10/12
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
alabastron
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
perfume/ oil bottle, aryballos
Dimensions
whole height 248 mm; rim diameter 65 mm; whole diameter 120 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Town
Corinth
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Corinthian
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
perfume or olive oil
Collector / Excavator
Biliotti, A., Mr
Collection Site Name
Cameiros
Collection Town
Cameiros
Collection County
Rhodes
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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