University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS2500
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Date Made: 599-500BC
Early Date: -599
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Height: 19.8cm
Length: 18.7cm
Width: 11.8cm
Outside Diameter:10.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number814 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Bucchero "fruitstand"; partially thrown and tooled. Semi-cylindrical body on high foot with flared base; four female heads at corners. Rim grooved and incised. Four tear-shaped cut outs separated by vertical grooves on each side of the body. Foot and base grooved. Fabric: dark grey core, flecks mica (?). Glossy black surface. Top of foot and large body section restored in plaster, painted black. Holes bored probably in antiquity on either side of a break in original portion. Body hand-modeled and tooled; foot-thrown and hollowed out by trimming. Burnished.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 203, no. 207View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 427View Objects cited in this Publication

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