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Terracotta jug in the shape of a head of an African

Period:
Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
7 1/8in. (18.1cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.859
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Red-glazed jug in the form of an African's head.
Said to be from Marion, Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 56, p. 267, pl. 335, Paris.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1988. Blacks in Ancient Cypriot Art. no. 48, pp. 50-1, Houston: Menil Foundation.

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