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Terracotta aryballos (perfume vase) in the form of a monkey

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Sandra Brue Gift, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Small figural vases found great favor in the East Greek world. This vase in the form of a monkey is seated in a thoroughly human way with an acute though somewhat melancholy glance.
Cramer, Max. 1908. Griechische Altertümer, Südrussischen Fundorts. no. 45, p. 8, pl. 1, Cassel: Max Cramer.

Christie's, London. 1985. Fine Antiquities. July 16, 1985. lot 425.

Mertens, Joan R., Dr. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): p. 9.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 37.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 46, pp. 58, 417, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 277, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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