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Terracotta phiale mesomphalos (libation bowl)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/16 x 7 7/8 in. (5.6 x 20 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The interior of this fine bowl is decorated with an incised vine with painted white leaves connoting the sacred ivy of the wine god Fufluns (Latin: Bacchus).
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.65, p. 222, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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