Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta covered bowl with one handle

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
total H. x diameter 2 1/8 x 5 in. (5.4 x 12.7 cm); H. without cover 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Gisela M. A. Richter, 1923
Accession Number:
23.43a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Although it is covered, as in a pyxis, and has one handle, as in a skyphos, this vase is a practical but rare combination of the two shapes.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Classical Department: Miscellaneous Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(5): p. 127.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 23-24, fig. 150, New York: Plantin Press.

Related Objects

Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Date: late 6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 27.228 On view in:Gallery 154

Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase) in the form of a woman holding a dove

Date: mid-6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 30.11.6 On view in:Gallery 152

Terracotta cosmetic vase

Date: 4th quarter of the 6th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1977.11.3 On view in:Gallery 152

Terracotta askos in the form of a boar

Date: 4th century B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 41.162.46 On view in:Gallery 161

Terracotta aryballos (oil flask)

Date: ca. 570 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 26.49 On view in:Gallery 155