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Terracotta stand

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); diameter 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.111
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This object may have been used to support one of the various small oil containers such as alabastra and aryballoi whose round bottoms did not permit them to stand of their own accord. Similar pieces consisting of an open ring are known in gold and are associated especially with Southern Italy; see the examples displayed in the Greek galleries on the main floor.
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