<em>Vessel in the Form of a Quadruped</em>, 250–50 B.C.E. Clay, slip, 7 1/4 x length 10 11/16 in. (18.4 x 27.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.11_PS9.jpg)

Vessel in the Form of a Quadruped

Medium: Clay, slip

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:250–50 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/4 x length 10 11/16 in. (18.4 x 27.1 cm)



Accession Number: 2015.65.11

Image: 2015.65.11_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
An oval vessel resting at a slight angle on four round legs with a small open mouth and a handle rising from the back. A horizontal neck encircled by three subtle ribs terminates in an animal head of undetermined species having two small pointed ears or horns and two round eyes. The hollow muzzle serves as a spout. The back of the hindquarters is flat with no suggestion of a tail.

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