The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
This type of jug, with a long, narrow neck and funnel spout, most likely was used to hold perfumed oils. The shape and decoration were probably inspired by Tell-el-Yahudieh jugs. The shape is the most common of Black Slip III Ware, which, with its thin walls and metallic quality, is a precursor of Base Ring Ware pottery of the Late Cypriot period.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 168, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 46, p. 35, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.