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Terracotta vase in the form of a fish

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1600 B.C.
Culture:
Egyptian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) length 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.831
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Tell-el-Yahudieh ware found on Cyprus was imported from Egypt. The ware receives its name from the site in the Nile Delta where it was first recorded. Fish-shaped vases are rarely found on Cyprus.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 384, 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. 69, pp. 44, 46, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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