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Terracotta aryballos (perfume vase) in the form of a human figure

Period:
Protocorinthian
Date:
ca. 640–625 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Dressed in a short-sleeved tunic and a mantle, one end thrown over his left shoulder. Original pigment can be made out in his black hair, his mantle, red with a border of black dots. There are two string holes on either side of the head for suspension.
Said to be from Greece

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 25 (5), pt. 1: p. 136.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 36, 184, pl. 24a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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