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Terracotta lebes gamikos (jar associated with weddings) with lid

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.120
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
High handles, polychrome decoration with portrait head of a woman.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1929–1930. "Polychrome Vases from Centuripe in the Metropolitan Museum." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 2(2): pp. 194, 196, 198, 203, figs. 7, 9.

Lehmann, Phyllis Williams and Herbert Bloch. 1953. Roman Wall Paintings from Boscoreale in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monographs on Archaeology and the Fine Arts, Vol. 5. pp. 141-42, fig. 74, Cambridge, Mass.: Archaeological Institute of America.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 130, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Joly, Elda. 1980. "Teorie vecchie e nuove sulla ceramica policroma." Philias Charin. Miscellanea di Studi Classici in onore di Eugenio Manni. p. 1245, Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

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