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Silver jug

Period:
Late Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4588
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
This squat form of jug is well represented in contemporary terracotta examples.

This vessel shape was popular in terracotta; this is the only known example in silver.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4588, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Matthäus, Hartmut. 1985. Metallgefässe und Gefässuntersätze der Bronzezeit, der geometrischen und archaischen Periode auf Cypern: mit einem Anhang der bronzezeitlichen Schwertfunde auf Cypern, Prähistorische Bronzefunde, Abteilung II Bd. 8. cat. 535, pp. 238, 376, München: Beck.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 293, pp. 178-9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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