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Faience aryballos (oil bottle) in the form of a hedgehog

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 9/16 in. (4.4 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Faience
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2602
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Hedgehogs are among the most common forms of faience oil flasks. The center of production of these vases has traditionally been identified as Naucratis, a Greek trading colony on the Nile Delta, in Egypt.
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