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Terracotta strainer

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In relief, spout in the form of a lion's head. In red-figure, body of the lion, two birds, head of a woman

The strainer fills a small hole at the top of the vase; the liquid flowed out through the lion's head. This uncommon vase belongs to a small group of Attic and South Italian examples.
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