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Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a bird or turtle

Period:
Late Cypriot II
Date:
ca. 1450–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) length 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.789
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Fantastic vase with two handles, fish-shaped body, bird-like head, and two feet.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 332, 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. 65, p. 43, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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