Translucent deep olive green, appearing opaque black. Rim folded down, over, and in, forming slight inner lip; broad, uneven mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards to join squat bulbous body; bottom deeply push in to form hemispherical concavity. Stands aslant. Intact; pinprick bubbles; some pitting and iridescence, with one area of dulling where thick enamel-like brown weathering has flaked off.
Essentially a perfume bottle with a deeply pressed in bottom. When inverted it appears as a 'double-walled' cup, hence this type of vessel has previously been described as an 'egg cup.'
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Kition (modern Larnaka)
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. LXXVII,1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5568, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 85, Ankara: Bilgin Press.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 227, pp. 18, 184–85, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.