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Terracotta jug in the shape of a siren

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–500 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H. 11 7/16 in. (29.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The siren, a mythological creature that was part woman and part bird, was a popular motif for bucchero vases.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions. III. Etruscan Pottery." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (5): p. 104, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. pp. 40, 43, fig. 126, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Camporeale, Giovannangelo. 1973-1974. "Vasi Plastici di Bucchero Pesante." Archeologia Classica, 25-26: p. 117, pl. XXX, 1, 2.

Camerini, Emilio. 1985. Il Bucchero Etrusco. pl. XXXIX, 2, Rome: Gruppo Archeologico Romano.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 321, pp. 277, 469-70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.85, pp. 8, 105-7, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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