Terracotta vase in the form of a mouse, Attributed to the Randazzo Group, Terracotta, Greek, Sicilian

Terracotta vase in the form of a mouse

Attributed to the Randazzo Group
Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Sicilian
Medium:
Terracotta; silhouette
Dimensions:
H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
length 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.174.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Once localized in Campania, the group of works to which this example belongs has been reattributed to Sicily. They may have been used as feeding bottles.
Heldring, Barbara. 1981. Sicilian Plastic Vases. no. 3, p. 58, pl. 9, Utrecht: Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 101, p. 221, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.