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Terracotta holmos (stand)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
700–650 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; impasto
Dimensions:
H. 26 in. (66 cm); diameter of mouth 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.126
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Many elements of these large terracotta stands, especially the perforations and bosses, indicate that their designs are based on metallic prototypes imported to Italy from the ancient Near East.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.90b, pp. 111, 113, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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