Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta, glass
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); length 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.1893
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On the pig's back is barbotine decoration inset with small chunks of colored glass.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1770, p. 229.

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