The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Although found in Cyprus, this amphora resembles a type that was made in Italy and was frequently used for exporting wine to the western provinces. Examples, however, occur throughout the Roman Empire and even beyond its frontiers at sites as far away as eastern India.
Said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. no. 1073, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.