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Terracotta brazier

ca. 600–530 B.C.
Terracotta; Caeretan Red Ware
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); diameter 18 11/16 in. (47.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
One of the braziers (96.18.96, ca. 600 B.C.) is decorated with two different cylinder stamps, one showing a standard animal procession, the other depicting a boar hunt that is known only from five examples excavated at San Giovenale. The other brazier (19.192.53, ca. 550 B.C.) is stamped with a scene of a man and two dogs chasing a hare into a net held by a second man. Such friezes were popular on Protocorinthian vases and Etruscan Pontic ware. The fragment (23.160.94, ca. 540–530 B.C.) depicts pairs of lions attacking a bull and a doe, a subject that was adapted by the Etruscans from Near Eastern and Greek prototypes and that also appears on the Monteleone Chariot (03.23.1), which is on view in this gallery.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 11, fig. 38, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Pieraccini, Lisa. 2003. Around the Hearth: Caeretan Cylinder-stamped Braziers. pp. 55, 146, no. A9.04, K3.01, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.101a, pp. 86, 119-120, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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