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Terracotta globular cup with two handles

last quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware
H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The shape of the cup is derived from Etruscan bucchero models. The decoration shows influences from both East Greece and the Greek mainland. Most noteworthy is the phallos bird that was popular in Athenian vase-painting during the second half of the sixth century B.C.
[From 1950s until 1963, with Herbert Cahn, Basel]; 1963, purchased by Jacques Schotte through Münzen und Medaillen, Basel; 1963-2007, collection of Jacques Schotte, Gent, Belgium; [until 2010, with Cahn International AG]; acquired in 2010, purchased from Cahn International AG through Bonhams, London.
Münzen und Medaillen A.G. October 5, 1963. Kunstwerke der Antike : Bronzen, Keramik, Skulpturen. October 5, 1963. lot 162.

Hannestad, Lise. 1976. The Followers of the Paris Painter. no. 150, p. 78, København: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab.

Bonhams, New York. 2009. Antiques. April 29, 2009. lot 121, p. 92.

Hemingway, Seán Dr. 2010. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2008-2010." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 68(2): p. 8.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.105, pp. 12, 125–26, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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