Overall: 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (4.4 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The bathtub was introduced to Cyprus at the beginning of the twelfth century B.C. with the arrival of the first Aegean settlers. Several real bathtubs of clay and limestone have been found in tombs, where they were used for purification purposes. Miniature bathtubs may have served as substitutes.
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, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1544, 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. 122, pp. 74-75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 633, Myres 1544, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.