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Terracotta jug

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.525
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Compared with 74.51.539, this jug shows a horse with harness and a man riding sidesaddle. The horse's forelock is treated particularly elaborately; the fan-shaped embellishment can be compared with those of the horses on the Amathus sarcophagus (74.51.2453). The rider holds the "lead line" in his left hand and a goad in his right.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 769, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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