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Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel) with a ram's head

Period:
Middle Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1725–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.801
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
An indigenous species of wild sheep existed on Cyprus in the Bronze Age. Domestic sheep had also been introduced by Neolithic settlers.
Said to be from Idalion

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 219, 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. 39, p. 34, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 263, pp. 227, 457, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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