Large greek alabaster Alabastron
Alabastron (tall perfume vessel)
6th - 5th century B.C.
Cylindrical body with drill hole in the middle, flattened conical base, disk-shaped mouth with profiled edge overhanging the body. Two small lug handles on the shoulder.
Height 205 mm, diameter 539 mm
Very well preserved, chips at rim, otherwise undamaged.
A. Hermary and J. R. Mertens, The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Stone Sculpture (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013) no. 522 (limestone); 547; 532; 533;
J. Webb, Cypriote Antiquities in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney (2001) S. 123 Nr. 346 (limestone)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Accession Number 74.51.5106
Acquired 2020 from a Swiss auction house. Previously in the possession of Galerie Jean-David Cahn AG, Basel, Switzerland. Ex Drouot, Paris, 2015 auction. From the estate of Wladimir Rosenbaum (1894 to 1984), Galleria Serodine S.A. in Ascona, Switzerland.
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