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Terracotta semicircular stand

Period:
Geometric
Date:
8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/2 x 12 3/8in. (8.9 x 31.5cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The typology of ceramic shapes was well established as early as the Geometric period. Pieces such as this one, however, demonstrate the existence of atypical shapes that were probably specially ordered for specific functions. The stand may have held offerings, such as fruit and grains.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. "Early Greek Vases." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15(11): p. 255.

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