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
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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.