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Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel)

Period:
Middle Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1725–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.842
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Fantastic vase with three feet, loop handle, spout, and animal's head with horns

Incised decoration on a black or dark brown surface characterizes Black Slip III Ware pottery.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 172, 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. 45, p. 35, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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