The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color. Tubular rim folded over, in, and pressed into sides of neck, then tooled into trefoil shape; cylindrical, funnel-shaped neck, slightly tooled in at base; bulbous body; slightly concave bottom; strap handle applied in two large splayed claw pads to top of body, drawn up and outward, curved in, with a vertical fold as thumb rest above rim, and then trailed on to outer edge of rim and top of neck. Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting, with weathering and iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5447, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.