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Terracotta figurine in the form of a zoomorphic askos (vessel)

Period:
Middle Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 1900–1800 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm) length 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1336
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Vases, or askoi, were commonly made in this shape. This, however, is a solid figurine.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 59, 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. 4, pp. 20-21, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 21, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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