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Terracotta dish

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); diameter 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1940
Accession Number:
40.11.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In Attic pottery, vases with figural decoration tend to represent established shapes that reflect only minor variations. Unglazed and black glazed wares display considerably less typological strictness, as indicated by the range of small dishes and covered and stemmed bowls in this case.
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