Terracotta askos (flask with a handle over the top)

Compared to the Mignot Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The askos itself is in the form of a sea creature, Scylla, its snake-like body forming the handle on top. On the body is a hound coursing a hare, with the head of a woman above. On the front of the vase is a head of Nike; on the back, a palmette.
Scylla askoi are late Apulian creations most notable for the treatment of the shape and the apparently unrelated decoration.

Terracotta askos (flask with a handle over the top), Compared to the Mignot Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

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