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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.
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