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Terracotta cup

early 7th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of the Greek Government, 1930
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
From the Hymettos deposit (see 30.118.1)
This type of Geometric cup, with flaring sides and a flat base, is known as a Phaleron cup, after the cemetery in that suburb of Athens where such pieces were found.
From an excavation on Mt. Hymettos

Alexander, Christine. 1931. "Notes: Gifts of Classical Anqituities." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26(1): p. 23.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 26, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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