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Terracotta globular cup with two handles

Period:
Archaic
Date:
last quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure, Pontic ware
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.316
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    [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.

  • References

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

    Hemingway, Seán A. 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. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4.105, pp. 12, 125-6.

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