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Terracotta jug

Period:
Late Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 1600–1450 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1084
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Base Ring Ware vessel walls are thin and hard, exhibiting a metallic quality. The term "Base-Ring" refers to the ring base characteristic of many of the jugs and bowls in this ware.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 338, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2000. "The New Cypriot Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Minerva, 11(3): pp. 18-19, fig. 3.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 54, p. 40, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 268, pp. 231, 459, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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