Description In the early Roman period, glass was a precious material ranked alongside gold, silver, and gems. It was often combined with precious metals for a luxurious effect. To create this "alabastron," a vessel for perfumed ointments, glass was blown into a silver case decorated with a head of Pan or a river god on either side.
Old repairs on the upper lip were redone, removing animal glue and replacing it with an acrylic adhesive. The upper lip of the glass is badly broken with missing fragments.
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Provenance [Found in Macedonia]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912
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