Terracotta inscribed alabastron (perfume vase)

Etruscan, Etrusco-Corinthian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

Frieze: sphinx, lions, and birds

Decorated with a large striding sphinx accompanied by smaller lions and birds, this delicate vase is notable for the Etruscan inscription incised on its rim: "I am the gift of Licinius Hersinaeus."

Terracotta inscribed alabastron (perfume vase), Terracotta, Etruscan, Etrusco-Corinthian

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