The artistry of Cycladic marble-workers is evident in the stone vases as well as in figures. This example is exceptional for the thinness of the walls, the finely articulated spout, and the large size.
By at least 1976 and until 1999, collection of Christos G. Bastis, New York; December 1999, purchased by a private collector through Sotheby’s, New York; 1999-2001, private collection, New York; December 2001, purchased by Judy and Michael Steinhardt through Sotheby’s, New York; acquired in December 2001, gift of Judy and Michael Steinhardt.
Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 324
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von Bothmer, Dietrich, Bernard V. Bothmer, Pat Getz-Preziosi, Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Andrew Oliver, Jr. 1987. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Emma Swan Hall, ed. no. 52, p. 123, Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.
Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1996. Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age. no. F26, p. 274, University Park, Penn.: Pennsylvania State University Press.
Sotheby's, New York. 1999. Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Christos G. Bastis. December 9, 1999. lot 40.
Sotheby's, New York. 2001. Egyptian, Classical and Western Asiatic Antiquities. December 7, 2001. lot 56.
Mertens, Joan R. 2002. "Cycladic Art in the Metropolitan Museum. Antecedents and Acquisitions." Silent Witnesses: Early Cycladic Art of the Third Millennium BC, Christos G. Doumas, ed. p. 18, fig. i, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.
Picón, Carlos A. and Joan R. Mertens. 2002. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 2001–2002: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 60(2): pp. 6–7.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2002. "One Hundred Thirty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 132: p. 19.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 8, pp. 34, 410, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.