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Terracotta mug

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.244
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The mug was a versatile shape that could be used as a drinking cup, as a ladle, or as a measure. Rare examples are preserved in silver.
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