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Chlorite miniature jar

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1600–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (12.1 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5050
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The elongated body is decorated with vertical grooves. The two vertical lugs are pierced.
“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, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1542, 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. 119, 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. 577, Myres 1542, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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