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Terracotta spouted jug with high handle and slip lid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.30.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The form of this plump jar with a lid that can slip back and forth on the handle is probably descended from a type of jug produced by the Hittites, who flourished in central Anatolia during the second millennium B.C.
Excavated at Sardis

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

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): p. 34.

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