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Terracotta askos (flask with spout and handle over the top)

Period:
Late Cypriot IIIB
Date:
1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.829
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The rather deep cylindrical body is provided with a bird's head, neck, and tail.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 411, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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