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Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a fish

Period:
Late Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1200–1175 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) length 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.788
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The askos probably imitates a Mycenaean prototype of the late thirteenth century B.C. Traces of decoration in orange paint are preserved.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 389, 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. 73, pp. 52-53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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