Squat Alabastron Jar

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Trustees of the British Museum
published on 20 March 2013

A squat alabastron, c. 1400-1375 BCE from Ialysus, Rhodes. These flat jars first appeared in the Minoan civilization on Crete and were used for storing creams and unctions. This three handled example is typically decorated with stylised rocks and spiral motifs. (British Museum, London).

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Museum, T. o. t. B. (2013, March 20). Squat Alabastron Jar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1122/squat-alabastron-jar/

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