2 1/16 x 1 1/2in. (5.2 x 3.8cm)
Diam. of rim: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Small perfume bottle Translucent cobalt blue. Lopsided, splayed rim with rounded lower edge and beveled top; cylindrical neck, with some tooling ridges; squat, piriform body; small, slightly flattened bottom. Intact, except for minor chip in rim; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, heavy pitting and weathering with patches of brilliant iridescence.
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, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5234, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.