AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN TERRACOTTA ALABASTRON - For Sale
AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN TERRACOTTA ALABASTRON
c. 5th Century B.C.
In conical form with wide base and slender neck, decorated with a band of 3 running felines at base and alternating orange and maroon bands above. Lobed ring on neck beneath widened, flat rim with small, strap handle. Repaired from four original pieces.
6.4 inches (15.5 cms) high
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
The alabastron (pl. alabastra) is a long-bodied vessel, with a flat disk for the mouth and a rounded bottom used for the holding perfumes. Examples of the shape have been found in a range of materials, including alabaster and glass.