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Bronze psykter with lid (vase for cooling wine)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.11.3a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
In the past the piece was severely cleaned of all archaeological corrosion products. It has recently been cosmetically toned with removable pigments.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. "Newly Acquired Bronzes–Greek, Etruscan, and Roman." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 19(5): pp. 138-9, 141-2, figs. 7-8.

Triantafyllidis, Pavlos. 2011. "A Unique Glass Psykter from Lithovouni in Aetolia, Greece." Journal of Glass Studies, Vol. 53: p. 51, fig. 15.

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