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Terracotta jug

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.527
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
A bird is depicted with a fish that is probably to be understood as being held in its beak. The placement of the decoration on the vase, the combination of line and mass in articulating the forms, and the evocative use of arrowlike forms indicate a vase-painter of remarkable creativity.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 757, 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. 161, p. 101, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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