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Terracotta chalice

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1875
Accession Number:
75.4.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The chalice is a characteristic Etruscan shape that, in an early type of the seventh century B.C., had caryatid figures supporting the bowl. Even without these embellishments, the chalice was produced in a considerable variety of forms. This example is articulated with horizontal lines in low relief. Additional examples are exhibited in the Etruscan Gallery on the Mezzanine.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.65, pp. 6, p. 40 n. 27 [p. 305], 91, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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