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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Period:
Early Corinthian
Date:
ca. 620–590 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pantherbird

Composite creatures figure prominently in Archaic Greek art. Some, such as sphinxes, sirens or griffins, are found throughout the Greek world. Others are favored in particular regions. The pantherbird, for instance, is popular in Corinth.
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 17, p. 8, pl. I, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1906. "Collection of Greek and Roman Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(6): pp. 77-80.

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