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Terracotta strainer

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In relief, spout in the form of a lion's head. In red-figure, body of the lion, two birds, head of a woman

The strainer fills a small hole at the top of the vase; the liquid flowed out through the lion's head. This uncommon vase belongs to a small group of Attic and South Italian examples.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 105, Gallatin pl. 60.9, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Schauenburg, Konrad. 1976. "Askoi mit plastischem Löwenkopf." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung, 83: pp. 263–64 n. 20.

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