Alabaster alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Calcite (alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/16in. (20.8cm); Diam. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5089
Not on view
The alabastron has small pierced vertical lugs, a narrow neck, and a ring-shaped lip.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1608, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Stone Sculpture. no. 527, p. 389, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.