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Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel) with antlers

Period:
Middle Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1725–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.795
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The animal represented is likely a native species of deer. Bones of wild deer have been found at prehistoric sites on the island.
Said to be from Idalion

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 221, 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. 38, p. 34, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tatton-Brown, Veronica. 2000. "The New Galleris of Cypriot Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Apollo, 152: p. 4, fig. 2.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 262, pp. 227, 457, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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