Terracotta vase

Period: Hellenistic

Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Culture: Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: H. 29 1/4 in. (74.3 cm)
depth of bowl 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927

Accession Number: 27.122.10a, b

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
On the body, three women and a boy

The lid on this Centuripe vase is separate from the body. Because of the fragility of the technique, the decoration that is still visible on the body is no longer legible on the lid.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1929–1930. "Polychrome Vases from Centuripe in the Metropolitan Museum." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 2(2): pp. 187–90, 203, figs. 1–3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 130, 272, pl. 112a, 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.