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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Calcite (alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/2; Diam. 2 1/4 in. (19.1 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5094
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The narrow alabastron has two rounded lugs. The neck is short. The lip is slightly convex.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1610, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 547, Myres 1610, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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