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Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 x 2 9/16 in. (27.3 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5125
Not on view
The alabastron has two vertical pierced lugs above a short trapezoidal tab in low relief. The neck is short and the lip convex.
“From Amathus”

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CX.6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1603, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 543, p. 393, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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