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Terracotta jar with lid

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
310–30 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.375a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Two-handled vase with spout and cover, the knob in form of a miniature vase.

The shape and decoration of this unusual vessel combine to give it a rather exotic appearance, which may be taken to reflect the eclecticism of Cypriot art.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. nos. 1727, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2000. "The New Cypriot Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Minerva, 11(3): fig. 23.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 453, p. 279, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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