Object Image

Terracotta guttus (flask with handle and vertical spout)

On vase, frontal siren

The guttus was typically filled with oil and used in sacrifices or occasionally for bathing.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1971...

3rd century B.C.
Terracotta; black-glaze
8.9 x 8.9cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018

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