The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium. Translucent pale green, with large purplish streak in body and lower part of neck. Thick rim folded out, over, and in; slightly concave, cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; convex sides to body, curving out and downward; slightly concave bottom with off-center pontil scar. Spiral tooling grooves on body. Thick-walled and heavy. Intact; many bubbles; dulling, deep waethering, and faint iridescence.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5314, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.