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Terracotta tripod kothon (vessel for perfumed oil)

Attributed to the Group of the Boeotian Dancers
Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm) diameter 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen H. Mertens, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.473a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Animals flanking floral ornament decorate the body; sphinxes, riders, and padded dancers are between the legs; animals and pairs of padded dancers are on the legs.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1983. Notable Acquisitions 1982-1983. pp. 8-9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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