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Terracotta chalice

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.78
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This highly ornate type of drinking vessel is common at Vulci. The identical heads on the bowl and the truncated figures on the stem may all represent the Mistress of the Animals, who is usually associated with the goddess Artemis.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.66b, p. 92, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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