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Greek Alabastron, ex H.A. Cahn, 5th Century BC

Greek perfume vessel of cylindrical body tapering at the neck with flat everted rim and a delicate ridge around the shoulder.

Small depression below the rounded base; polished surface.

Alabastra would have held scented oil and, based on paintings on pottery, were frequently owned by women for use after bathing.

Intact, rare shape, exquisite make.

H 8.3 cm (3.3 in)

Ex inventory Herbert A. Cahn, Basel (1990s).

880 USD

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