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Chlorite amphoriskos (small jar)

Period:
Late Cypriot IIIA
Date:
ca. 1200–1100 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (6.7 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5023a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The circle and knobs in relief at the base of each handle imitate a metallic handle with rivets like those of a large bronze cauldron (74.51.5685) nearby.
Said to be from Amathus

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. CXV, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1543, 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. 117, pp. 72-73, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. p. 40, fig. 22, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 574, Myres 1541 (lid) and 1543 (vessel), Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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