Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta vase in the shape of a horn

Period:
Cypro-Geometric I
Date:
1050–950 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); length 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1081
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
An animal horn lends itself naturally for use in drinking and pouring libations, The clay version preserves details such as the articulated mouthpiece and the strap, here serving as a handle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 406, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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