Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta bowl on a high stand

Period:
Geometric
Date:
4th quarter of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 10 in. (25.4 cm) Diam.: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
These objects, consisting of one piece, evolved from containers placed upon a support, frequently a tripod; the prototypes would have been of bronze. The rectangular cutouts in the stands also recall metalworking. In a funerary context, such "fruit stands," as they are often called, probably held offerings.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910--II. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(2): pp. 30, 35, fig. 8.

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