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Terracotta amphoriskos (oil flask)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–525 B.C.
Culture:
East Greek, Milesian, Fikellura
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.528
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Waterbirds

After the amphora, tall slender amphoriskoi were the most popular Fikellura shape.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1726, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 42, 189, pl. 29b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 23, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

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