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Terracotta rhyton (libation vessel) in the form of a horse

Period:
Late Cypriot IIIB
Date:
ca. 1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.787
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The origin of the horse-shaped rhyton (libation vessel) may be Aegean.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 525, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 74, p. 54, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hemingway, Seán, Nicole Stribling, Dr. John H. Oakley, Carol Mattusch, and Seth D. Pevnick. 2017. The Horse in Ancient Greek Art, Mr. Peter J. Schertz, ed. p. 13, fig. 11, Virginia: National Sporting Library & Museum.

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