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Terracotta conical rhyton (vase for liquid offerings)

Period:
Late Minoan I
Date:
ca. 1600–1500 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) H. including restored handle 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of American Exploration Society, 1907
Accession Number:
07.232.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Among the various forms of rhyton from the latter part of the Bronze Age, the conical type is particularly common, not only in terracotta but also in stone, faience, and silver.
From Gournia, Crete

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1908. "The Prehistoric Art of Greece in the Museum." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(2): pp. 25, 28, fig. 5.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 49, p. 95, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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