This jug, with grazing goats and bold lotus flowers painted on a cream-colored slip, is typical of the so-called Wild Goat Style. The motifs are derived from Near Eastern art, which dominated East Greek pottery from the mid-seventh century through the first quarter of the sixth century B.C.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 42, 189, pl. 29e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1972. "A Bronze Vase from Iran and Its Greek Connections." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 5: pp. 44, 46, fig. 19.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 98, p. 151, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.