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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This is an Etruscan adaptation of a Corinthian prototype. The shape has become rather stiff and elongated, and a small handle has been added.
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