Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel) with antlers, Terracotta, Cypriot

Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel) with antlers

Period:
Middle Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1725–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.795
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The animal represented is likely a native species of deer. Bones of wild deer have been found at prehistoric sites on the island.
Said to be from Idalion

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.811, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 221, 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. 38, p. 34, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tatton-Brown, Veronica. 2000. "The New Galleries of Cypriot Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Apollo, 152: p. 4, fig. 2.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 262, pp. 227, 457, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.