Ancient alabaster vessel perfume flask first style.
First century alabaster perfume flask from Jerusalem.
Height: 21 cm – 8.2 Inch
An Alabaster jar was used in the first century period as a container for spikenard and other anointment and expensive perfumes.
Objects of this type would primarily be used for special occasions during the second temple period.
Mark 14:3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.