Terracotta vase in the form of a bird

Period:
Early Corinthian
Date:
ca. 620–590 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This is a characteristically Corinthian type of plastic vase that would probably have been used for scented oil.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. pp. 83–84, Gallatin pl. 34.1, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 36, 184, pl. 24c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Biers, William R. 1992. "Archaic Plastic Vases from Isthmia." Hesperia, 61(2): p. 234 n. 33, pl. 60d, e.