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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. 5 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (13.7 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5099
Not on view
The alabastron has two small lugs, a short neck, and a convex lip.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1618, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 530, Myres 1618, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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