Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta phiale (libation bowl)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian, Calenian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
Diam.: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
H.: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.248.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Four quadrigae (four-horse chariots)

Such Calenian phialai have counterparts in metal. Two examples are exhibited in Gallery J5 on the main floor.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 132, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1984. Vol. 2: Aphrodisias-Athena. "Athena," p. 995, no. 444, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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