The decoration combines birds, fish, horses, and a wolf in an exuberantly dynamic composition. Of particular note is the large cauldron; the two birds' heads are the artist's interpretation of the griffin attachments that typically decorated bronze vessels. Compare the splendid bronze griffin head (1972.118.54).
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Title:Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil)
Date:ca. 700 BCE
Dimensions:H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) diameter 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1923
[Until 1923, with John Marshall, New York]; acquired in 1923, purchased from John Marshall.
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