The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent dark cobalt blue, appearing black. Irregular oval band; semicircular in section but misshapen where tooled; no visible join. Intact; dulling and faint iridescence.
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. LXXVI,12, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5775, p. 513, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.