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Terracotta kylix (cup)

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) diameter 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.515
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Of particular interest here is the combination of the traditional Cypriot bird motif with the symmetrical, extended wings either of a falcon (compare the silver bowl 74.51.4556) or of a winged sun disk, known from Achaemenian iconography.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 677, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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