Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta vase in the form of a three-legged horse

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); length 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.11.11
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.
Heldring, Barbara. 1981. Sicilian Plastic Vases. no. 12, p. 43, Utrecht: Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht.

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