Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a bird or turtle
Late Cypriot II
ca. 1450–1200 B.C.
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
length 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Fantastic vase with two handles, fish-shaped body, bird-like head, and two feet.
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.