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Fragment of a terracotta rhyton (pouring vessel) in the form of a woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th–early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Anatolian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Torkom Demirjian, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.272.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The forepart of this rhyton is decorated with the protome of a female figure. The head has strongly projecting brows and very large ovoid eyes with thick raised rims. The nose is large and the mouth small and downturned.
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