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Faience aryballos (oil flask) in the form of a hedgehog

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
1 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 2 3/16 in. (3.8 × 3.8 × 5.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Faience
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.92
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Hedgehogs are among the most common forms of faience oil flasks. The center of production of these vases has traditionally been identified as Naucratis, a Greek trading colony on the Nile Delta, in Egypt.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 82, Gallatin pl. 33.8, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lullies, Reinhard. 1952. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Deutschland 9. München 3. Museum Antiker Kleinkunst. p. 50, Munich: C. H. Beck.

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