H.: 1 3/16 in. (3.1 cm)
Diameter: 2 1/16 × 3/8 in. (5.2 × 1 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Miniature perfume bottle Translucent green. Rim folded out, over, and in, and flattened around mouth; cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; piriform body; flat bottom. Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridecsent weathering.
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. 5168, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.