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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
6th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Calcite (alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 x 1 13/16 in. (10.5 x 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5105
Not on view
The miniature alabastron has two lugs with thickened ends and a wide lip. The surface shows traces of burning.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1656, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 535, p. 391, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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