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Terracotta miniature oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The body is ribbed and has a small head of a bearded man projecting at the front. The concept is noteworthy because figural embellishments usually occur at the bottom or the top of the vertical handle.
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