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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 31 5/8 in. (80.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.972
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The decoration of the neck and shoulder admirably combines geometric and floral motifs, specifically variants of the lotus bud and flower. Such vases are found empty in tombs especially in the eastern part of Cyprus.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 696, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2000. "The New Cypriot Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Minerva, 11(3): fig. 20, p. 22-23.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 143, pp. 90-91, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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