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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. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5090
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The globular flask has two lugs at the top, one of which is broken. The lip curves out.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1626, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 523, p. 388, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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