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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Torcop Group
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.465
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Three heads of women

This so-called Shape VII oinochoe, with its tall cylindrical neck, is an Etruscan invention popular at Caere (modern Cerveteri) in Southern Etruria. The use of three large profile female heads is typical and is often attributed to the Populonia Painter, an artist active at the end of the fourth century B.C.
Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. no. 1, p. 169, pl. 38.4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.55, pp. 6, 214-5, 218, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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