Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bottle for scent with gold neck

Classical or Hellenistic
ca. 5th–2nd century B.C.
Rock crystal
bottle: 5 13/16 × 2 1/8 × 1 13/16 in. (14.8 × 5.5 × 4.5 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Lid (2 pieces & glass fragment): 1 5/8 × 1 3/8 in. (4.1 × 3.5 cm) Length (length of attached gold chain): 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
Gold and Silver, Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Gold mounted neck and cover attached by a chain.
From Cyprus

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. LXXV, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3598, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 158, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Davidson, Patricia and Andrew Oliver. 1984. Ancient Greek and Roman Gold Jewelry in the Brooklyn Museum, Wilbour monographs, Emma Swan Hall and Bernard V. Bothmer, eds. p. 8, Brooklyn.

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