Terracotta pilgrim flask

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I–II
Date:
ca. late 8th–7th century 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:
74.51.1259
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The pilgrim flask is the most characteristic shape of the Black Slip Grooved Ware that is influenced by Near Eastern prototypes. The vases are found mainly at Amathus.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 500, 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. 132, pp. 82-83, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.