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Terracotta "basket vase"

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 1400–1300 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
total H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.3a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The conceit of having the lid of a vase attached to the body so that the two parts remain together recurs in antiquity. Compare the Archaic vase (14.30.22) from Sardis (Lydia) on the east side of the gallery.
Said to be from Rhodes

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 14, 163, pl. 3h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 6, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 55, p. 102, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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