Terracotta guttus (flask with handle and vertical spout)

Terracotta; black-glaze | 8.9 x 8.9cm | 3rd century B.C.

Unknown Artist

On vase, frontal siren

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

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1971
Object: 1971.11.10

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