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Terracotta askos (flask with a spout and handle over the top) in the form of a duck

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) L. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.264
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
White painted duck with black spout below beak; black handle above back and black mouth at base of tail.
Said to be from Cumae

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 155, p. 46, pl. XII, Paris.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 171, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. p. 191, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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