Terracotta trick vase
- Cypro-Archaic I
- 750–600 B.C.
- H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The spout and neck are in the form of a woman's head. The "trick" in the vase consists of a hole in the underside of the foot. When the opening was unplugged, the contents of the vase would flow out.