Terracotta stand

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157

A significant amount of Attic pottery was produced for the export to Etruria. Indigenous Etruscan shapes were reinterpreted in Athenian workshops; the Hellenized variants then sold to Etruscan patrons in the west and often buried in their tombs. The Etruscan prototypes generally exist in the sturdy black ware called bucchero. This pair of stands represents the phenomenon of adaptation with a shape unique in Attic vase-painting. They probably held floral or vegetal offerings.

Terracotta stand, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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