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Terracotta vase in the form of a lion

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 5 7/8in. (11.4 x 14.9cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1666
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Vessels (askoi) in human or animal shape are some of the most unusual products of Greek and Roman potters. This example may be an import from Asia Minor; Knidos in Caria was a major production center for plastic vases.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2349, 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. 444, p. 275, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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