Bird-shaped juglet

Unknown"1st-3rd c. AD" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

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.


  • Title: Bird-shaped juglet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "1st-3rd c. AD" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=1322&cnode=55&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w91 x h73 mm
  • Period: Roman period
  • Culture: Cypriot
  • Type: askos
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 348, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: glass

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