- Museum number
Alabaster alabastron; elongated cylindrical body with a flattened base; the surviving portion of the neck suggests it narrowed above the shoulder, but the mouth and rim are lost; no handles or lugs, though there are two slight lug-like swellings three-quarters way up the body; at this point also is a rigde running around the body; made of ground and polished stone.
- Production date
- 600 BC-50 BC
Height: 21.50 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- For Cypriot parallels from established archaeological contexts see: SCE IV/2, fig. 39 no 38 (Marion); Chavane 1990, 78-80, esp. nos 588-656 passim and pl. XVIII (Amathus); Salles and Chavane 2003, 336-7 nos 811-19 and figs 263, 265 (Kition-Bamboula, Hellenistic levels).See Chavane 1990, 77-8 for a general comment (with bibliography) on the difficulty of dating these vessels on form alone.
Chavane M.-J. 1990, La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombs 110-385. IV. Les petits objets (Nicosia).
Salles J.-F. and Chavane M.-J. 2003, 'Les petits objets' in J.-F. Salles ed. Kition-Bamboula IV. Les niveaux héllenistiques (Paris), 331-46.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number