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Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/16 in. (36 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.114
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Horse and lion protomai (foreparts) are often used to decorate bucchero jugs made at Chiusi. The horse motif is especially reminiscent of protomai on Attic black-figure amphorae of about 600–570 B.C., which probably influenced these Etruscan designs.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 61, New York: Marchbanks Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.71a, p. 95, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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