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Terracotta lagynos (pitcher)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 2nd–early 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.386
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
On the shoulder is painted in Greek the word EPWC (Eros), here signifying a man's name, not the minor deity associated with Aphrodite.
Inscription: on neck: "Eros"
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 959, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Masson, Olivier. 1984. "Noms de femmes sur des Lagynoi Chypriotes." Annual Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus for the year 1984 (RDAC), : p. 231.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 451, p. 279, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Yon, Marguerite. 2004. Kition-Bamboula V. Kition Dans Les Textes: Testimonia litteraires et epigraphiques et corpus des inscriptions., V. no.2067, p. 273, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

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