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Terracotta jar

Period:
Cypro-Geometric III
Date:
ca. 850–750 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 15 7/16 in. (39.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.476
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Cypriot pottery is well formed and well fired. As this example demonstrates, the decoration capitalizes on the clean lines of the shapes and makes greater use of color than contemporary Greek fabrics. Such jars are found exclusively in tombs.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 629, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 131, pp. 82-83, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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