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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. 6 3/8; Diam. 3 in. (16.2 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5092
Not on view
The pear-shaped alabastron has small lugs, one placed higher than the other. The neck is narrow, the lip convex.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1605, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 528, Myres 1605, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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