Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta askos in the form of a boar

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
With keen observation, utmost economy, and masterful sensitivity, a Campanian artist has rendered a boar as he sits in charmed submission.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 108, Gallatin pl. 63.7, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 517, no. 2 top, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 189, pp. 164, 439, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sguaitamatti, Michel and Danielle Leibundgut Wieland. 2015. "Vases Plastiques en forme d'Animaux." Le Sanglier et le Satyre: Vases Plastiques Hellénistiques de Grande Grèce et de Sicile, 1. A 131, pp. 162, 62, Zürich: Akanthus.

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