Terracotta jug

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
310–30 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
6 9/16in. (16.7cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.430
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Oinochoe of yellowish clay and bands of polychrome ornament.

The painted floral decoration continues the tradition of Cypriot pottery of the Classical period.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. CXXXVI.993, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 952, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 130, 270, pl. 110b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.