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ALABASTRON

Olive Oil Vessel

ALABASTRON

Alabaster was an elongated vessel with a cylindrical base, a narrow neck ending in a small opening, making it suitable for carrying perfumes. It had no handles, but sometimes had arched holes through which a strap or "ota" (ears) was passed.

It was made of various materials, such as clay, glass, alabaster, etc.

Corinthian ceramic alabasters had a thick rim and a narrow neck.

Attica ceramic alabasters had a wide rim with a high neck.

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