Terracotta zoomorphic askos (vessel) with antlers

Period: Middle Cypriot III

Date: ca. 1725–1600 B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.795

Description

The animal represented is likely a native species of deer. Bones of wild deer have been found at prehistoric sites on the island.

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