The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue. Shaped as a dolphin in the round, with large suspension hole serving as eyes, tooled to form rounded nose, pointed crest, and three-finned tail, and pointed fin under belly. Intact; pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering.
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. XVIII, 14, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4025, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.