The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Colorless. Thick rim, folded out, down, over and in, and pressed into broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards to short sloping shoulder; squat, bulbous body, drawn out on one side into slender nozzle; pushed-in bottom. Complete, except for hole in body extending to nozzle; many pinprick and some large, elongated bubbles, and blowing striations; pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of thick creamy weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)
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. CVI, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5618, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 149, pl. 10.2.
Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 170, fig. 51:2, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.