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Terracotta jug and lid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H.: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.140a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Such elaborate jugs, often with a carefully modeled human head on the neck, are typical products of Chiusi. The use of human heads is reminiscent of the so-called canopic urns, another major product of Chiusi, used as containers for cremated remains.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.76b, pp. 98-100, 103, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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