Terracotta vase in the form of a three-legged horse
6th century B.C.
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); length 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1964
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The askos is a bag-shaped vase that normally has a vertical spout as well as a handle over the top. The horse belongs to a class of pieces datable to the late sixth and fifth century B.C., believed to have been made in eastern Greece and found in particular numbers in Sicily and Southern Italy.