Zoomorphic askos

  • Collection Number Ζ0348
  • Date 1st - 3rd century AD
    1 a.D. - 300 a.D.
  • Description Bird-shaped juglet with ovoid body and tubular, elongated tail. The cylindrical neck ends in a wide rim and has a small vertical handle. Bird-shaped juglets are relatively common in Cyprus, which is considered as one of the main production centres for this type of vessels. They are also called 'gutti' or 'rhyta' because their tail is almost always perforated. However, in earlier periods similar vessels were used as perfume containers.
  • Culture Cypriot
  • Period Roman period
  • Material glass
  • Dimensions H: 7.3 cm / D: 9.1 cm
  • Exhbition Gallery 3rd floor / Cypriot Art
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