Cypriot / Askos in the form of a deer / ca. 1725?1600 B.C.Cypriot
Askos in the form of a deer
ca. 1725?1600 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Cypriot
Creator Name-CRT: Cypriot
Title: Askos in the form of a deer
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 2
Creation Date: ca. 1725?1600 B.C.
Creation Place: Said to be from Idalion (Potamia)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: terracotta
Dimensions: H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Description: Zoomorphic vases like this one are known as askoi. The animal represented is most likely a native species of deer, bones of which have been found at prehistoric sites throughout Cyprus. As is typical of white painted ware from this period, linear geometric patterns decorate the surface of this vessel.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 74.51.795
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874-76
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
Style or Period: White Painted V Ware
Style or Period: Middle Cypriot III
AMICA ID: MMA_.74.51.795
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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