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Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug)

ca. 600–550 B.C.
Etruscan, Etrusco-Corinthian
H. 14 1/16 in. (35.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Procession of animals and hybrid creatures

The shape and decorative format of this pitcher are directly inspired by Corinthian prototypes, but the heightened use of color is typically Etruscan. Such vases were often produced in Vulci and exported to other parts of Etruria.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. pp. 8, 12, fig. 41, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Banti, Luisa. 1973. The Etruscan Cities and Their Culture. p. 213, pl. 2b, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Szilágyi, János György. 1998. Ceramica Etrusco-Corinzia Figurante. Pt. 2, 590/580-550. no. 6, p. 83, pl. XXII, a-d, Florence: Leo Olschki.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.96, p. 116, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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