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: Dark blue alabastron with two lugs and yellow and white feather design

Dark blue alabastron with two lugs and yellow and white feather design

Unguent bottle (alabastron)
Historical period(s)
250-300 CE
12.7 x 3.6 cm
Eastern Mediterranean
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1909
Giovanni Dattari (circa 1858-1923), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Giovanni Dattari in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See S.I. 189, Miscellaneous List, Egyptian Glass, pgs. 1 and 5, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This piece is part of a collection of glass that was purchased en bloc and includes 1,388 specimens (for further purchase information, see the folder for F1909.332).

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Giovanni Dattari (Italy, active Egypt, circa 1858 - 1923)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Vessel
core forming, dragging
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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