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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Calcite (alabaster)
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (13 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5087
Not on view
There are two lugs above a short trapezoidal tab in low relief. The neck widens slightly and the lip is convex.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1616, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 542, pp. 392–93, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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