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Terracotta amphoriskos (flask) in the form of a shell

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in (8.6 cm) width 2 1/2 in (6.4 cm) depth 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.261
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Two handles on either side of mouth; horizontal stripes on body.
Hôtel Drouot. May 11-14, 1903. Collection d'Antiquités Grecques & Romaines: vases peints et moulés, terres cuites, verrerie, sculptures, bronzes, bijoux. no. 149, pl. 6.

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 153, p. 45, pl. XII, 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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