6 5/16in. (16.1cm)
Other: 2 1/16in. (5.2cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green. Thick, rounded rim, folded out, over, and in, smoothed into fairly broad collar to mouth; tall, cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; elongated piriform body; pushed-in bottom with kick and slight trace of pontil scar. Intact; elongated and large bubbles; slight dulling, lime encrustation on exterior and inside mouth. The neck is blocked up with stones and earth, leaving deep brown-colored contents sealed in body, partially solidified and partially still liquid.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia
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. CIII, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5290, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.