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Lion-Shaped Rhyton (Libation Vessel)

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This highly stylized, lion-shaped terracotta vessel, with a tall spout on its back and pierced nostrils for pouring, comes from Kanish (Kültepe in Cappadocia).  The Anatolians produced remarkable animal-shaped vessels during this extraordinary period in the history of ancient Turkey.

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Terracotta with polychrome

H 7 ½

Gift of the Queen of Greece through Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

1924.15

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