Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment from the neck of a terracotta amphora (jar)

Period:
Cypro-Geometric III
Date:
850–750 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
5 7/8 x 9 15/16 in. (15 x 25.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5862
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Panel with quadruped

The animal has been identified as a lion, which would have been known to the Cypriot artist only through representations, many of them undoubtedly Near Eastern. It is interesting that the body bears the same lozenge pattern as one of the figures on the amphora fragment 74.51.5861.
From Cyprus

Langdon, Susan. 1993. From Pasture to Polis: Art in the Age of Homer no. 69, Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri.

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