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Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a lion

Period:
Late Cypriot IIIB
Date:
1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm); length 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.818a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Animal-shaped vase in the form of a lion with a spout and handle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 524, p. 69, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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