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Terracotta aryballos (perfume vase) in the form of a helmeted head

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.170
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Decorated with palmette and rosettes.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Small Greek Antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (12): p. 294.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 43, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joseph V. Noble. 1961. An Inquiry into the Forgery of the Etruscan Terracotta Warriors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Papers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 11. pp. 11, 17, pl. 7b, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ducat, Jean. 1966. Les Vases plastiques rhodiens archaïques en terre cuite. p. 8 n. 5, Paris: E. de Boccard.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 322, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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