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Terracotta askos (flask with a spout and handle over the top)

Attributed to the Bolsena Group
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300–250 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; Volsinian Silvered Ware
Dimensions:
H.: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The askos shape is unusual. This example has a handle in the form of a youth and a rope-like band with pendants around the neck.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 53, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. no. 3, p. 290, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Michetti, Laura M. 2003. Le Ceramiche argentate e a rilievo in Etruria nella prima età ellenistica. no. 202, p. 182, Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.71, pp. 208, 228, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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