Terracotta vase in the form of a pygmy carrying a dead crane
- Attributed to the Magenta Class
- 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian
- H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1906
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Mythic battles between pygmies and cranes are amusing subjects in Greek art with a long tradition. The combats were thought to take place on the fringes of the southern part of the world.