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

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (5.7 x 11.1 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Faience
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.122
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The fish has been identified as a native Egyptian species, tilapia nilotica.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 43, 190, pl. 30c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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