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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.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 108, Gallatin pl. 63.5, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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