The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with blue green tinge. Tubular rim folded down, over, and in, and pressed into everted mouth; cylindrical neck flaring downward, with irregular shape at top from tooling; broad, almost flat body, with convex side, curving out and downward; pushed-in bottom with central kick and large pontil mark. Complete except for about half of rim and mouth, and internal cracks in body; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.
This unusually large bottle with its broad, shallow body, belongs to a type that is often called the ‘candlestick unguentarium.’
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CII, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5341, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 85, Ankara: Bilgin Press.