The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Miniature perfume bottle Translucent pale purple. Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top; long, slightly funnel-shaped neck, tooled in around base; conical body with convex sides; flattened bottom, concave at center. Intact; few bubbles; patches of dulling and iridescent weathering. Stands insecurely on bottom; the flattened rim allows for it to be stood securely upside down.
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. LXXVII, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5122, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.