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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.152
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The trefoil oinochoe, with three-lobed mouth, is a basic shape in both Etruscan and Greek pottery. This example, with its virtuosic carination, is an Etruscan variant. The neck resembles those of some Nicosthenic neck-amphorae.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.75b, pp. 97–98, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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