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Terracotta jug with an oversize spout

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid-6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.30.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This vase is decorated with a marbleizing technique often found on Lydian pottery, but the inspiration for the shape comes from Phrygia, a region to the east of Lydia.
Excavated at Sardis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 192, pl. 32b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Lydia." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 26(5): p. 199, fig. 8.

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