Terracotta cup with lid, Terracotta, Etruscan

Terracotta cup with lid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 650 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero sottile
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.67a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The wide, flat handles are decorated with stamped sphinxes, popular hybrid creatures associated with protection.
96.9.67a, b shown at left, together with 96.9.110.
Donati, Luigi. 1977. "Skyphoi Chiusini di Bucchero con Anse Piatte." Studi Etruschi, 45: no. 11, p. 91.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.64a, pp. 90–91, 96, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.