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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Calcite (alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5088
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
There is a small break on the out-curving lip. There are two small lugs on the upper part of the body.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1624, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 521, Myres 1624, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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