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Terracotta askos (vessel) in the form of an animal

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2500–1900 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.800
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Clay vessels in the form of animals are a distinctive and characteristic feature of Cypriot art throughout the Bronze Age.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 47, 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. 21, p. 28, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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