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Terracotta jug with griffin protome handle

1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Terracotta; bucchero
H. with handle 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) H. without handle 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
From the end of the seventh century to well into the sixth century B.C., in Etruria "cilindretto" ornament much like the band of impressed decoration on the body of this vase was very common. The patterns were often animal and plant motifs, human heads, and narrative scenes.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.78, p. 101, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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