LATE DYNASTIC PERIOD
CIRCA 650 B.C.
Height: 12 cm, 6 cm diameter
Colin McFadyean, London (acquired 1972);
Private Collection, England
Finely polished and with small lug handles, small alabastrons such as the present one were highly fashionable during the late Dynastic period as flagons for perfumed oils, the diminutive neck allowing for the pouring of a small quantity of unguent. Such vessels were also common throughout the Greek world, later influencing the development of Attic pottery.