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Terracotta phiale (libation bowl)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 575–550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); diameter 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.174.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The shape is rare in bucchero. This example seems to be a literal translation from the more common metallic versions ultimately derived from Near Eastern prototypes.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.70, pp. 94-5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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