The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium. Colorless with greenish tinge. Uneven rim folded out and over, forming outer lip; cylindrical neck expanding downward; convex sides expanding sharply out and downward; pushed-in bottom with small central kick surrounded by traces of pontil mark. Intact; black impurity in rim; brilliant iridescent weathering covering most of surfaces.
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, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5319, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.