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Terracotta jug

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
total H. 8 9/16 in. (21.8 cm) H. without handle 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.30.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Archaic Lydian pottery shows a predilection for special effects such as marblizing, slips, and, as here, a combination of burnishing and applied color.
Excavated at Sardis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 51, fig. 28, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 322, fig. 224, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 192, pl. 32c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Lydia." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26(5): p. 199, fig. 8.

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