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Terracotta vase in the form of a siren

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–500 B.C.
Culture:
East Greek, Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
3 1/4 x 4 11/16 in. (8.31 x 11.91 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.836
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In the hands of Greek artists, zoomorphic shapes became attractive and well-proportioned containers for perfumes and oils.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1723, 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. 163, p. 103, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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