Alabastron

Description
An ‘alabastron’ was an ancient Greek vessel for storing perfumed oil. This one is decorated with a woman wearing a ‘chiton’ tunic and holding a torch in each hand. The words ‘she is pretty’ are written down one side.
Accession Loan No.
97/1953
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
alabastron
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
perfume bottle; alabastron
Dimensions
whole height 182 mm; rim diameter 46 mm
Production Person Surname
Two-Row Painter
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Year Low
-470
Production Year High
-460
Production Town
Athens?
Production County
Attika
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
perfume
Collection Country
Greece?
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Inscription / Transcription
kale [she is pretty/beautiful]

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