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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th–early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The alabastron is noteworthy for its horizontal rills. It probably represents an Etruscan adaptation of Corinthian alabastra with painted bands.
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