ca. 715-330 B.C.
The alabastron, believed to have originally been concieved in Egypt was a small vessel designed to contain perfumes and/or oils. It's believed that their design was inspired by the palm tree with a large lip that graces intact vessels. Carved from alabaster, hence the name, and frequently retaining some nubs or holes on the side to aid in holding or make carrying easier.
This beautiful example is in great shape and is accompanied by a padded stand to hold the vessel vertically.
L: 2.875” (7.3cm)