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Terracotta holmos (stand)

Date:
late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; impasto
Dimensions:
H. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm); diameter of mouth 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
A small version of a popular type of banquet vessel used to mix wine and water and then serve guests. The holmos has two rows of perforations on the base. Ovoid perforations alternate with large bosses on the spherical midsection. The plain flaring top supports an undecorated dinos.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 3.28, p. 43, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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