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Terracotta barrel-shaped jar

Period:
Mid–Late Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.1844
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The incised grooves around the body imitate the hoops around a wooden barrel.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 283, p. 293, Paris.

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