London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A CYPRIOT SQUAT ALABASTER ALABASTRON
CIRCA 13TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.
The body with short neck and horizontal rim, with three small loop handles on the shoulder, 2.5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high; four similar alabaster jars, 13th-12th Century B.C., 2 in. (6.3 cm.) high max.; a large alabaster alabastron with wide horizontal rim, with twin side lugs, 9 in. (24.2 cm.) high; and seven other alabaster alabastrons, 10 to 5 in. (25.3 to 12.4 cm.) high, circa 6th Century B.C., some damaged and weathered (13)
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Items one-five, cf. K. Demakopoulou (ed.), The Mycenaean World, Athens, 1988, p. 135, no. 81 for the shape in pottery.
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