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Terracotta amphoriskos (oil flask)

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.206
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The vase is in the shape of an almond. Almonds were important to the Greeks for their fruit and oil, which also served as a binder for perfumes.
Said to be from Greece

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 157, p. 46, pl. 12, Paris.

Hôtel Drouot. 1904. Statues en marbre et bas reliefs, vases peints, verres colorés, terres cuites, objets en bronze, et bijoux or et argent. 1904 May 19-20. no. 2.

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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