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Terracotta stemmed cup with murex decoration

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 1400–1300 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) diameter 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The murex, a type of mollusk, was prized in antiquity as a source of purple dye.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: Recent Accessions of 1912." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (2): p. 29.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912, Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (7): p. 154.

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