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Terracotta oinochoe (jug) in the form of a woman's head

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Figural vessels of this sort were popular products of the Clusium Group, but this may be an imitation produced in a South Etruscan center such as Tarquinia. The figure wears an elaborate wreath and jewelry.
Beazley, John D. 1947. Etruscan Vase Painting. p. 305, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.61, p. 219, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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