Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a fish, Terracotta, Cypriot

Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of a fish

Period:
Late Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1200–1175 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
length 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.788
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The askos probably imitates a Mycenaean prototype of the late thirteenth century B.C. Traces of decoration in orange paint are preserved.
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. XCV.812, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 389, 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. 73, pp. 52–53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.