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Terracotta askos (vessel) in the shape of a bird

Period:
Early Cypriot III–Middle Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 2000–1800 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1202
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Incised and relief decoration.
Said to be from Alambra or Ayia Paraskevi

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 51, 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. 26, p. 30, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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