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Faience flask

Late Bronze Age
ca. 1200 B.C.
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The shape of this vase recalls Mycenaean Greek stirrup flasks, but without the two handles characteristic of such pieces.
Said to have been found in a tomb near Dali (Idalion), 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. CIX, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1572, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Foster, Karen Polinger. 1979. Aegean Faience of the Bronze Age. p. 51, n. 321, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 100, p. 63, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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