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Object Number: MS552
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Maker: Politis Painter
Locus: Tomb 5
Period: Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made: 595-570 BC
Early Date: -595
Late Date: -570
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Girls
Women
Chorus
Offering Tray
Flutist
Man
Couch
Table
Food
Stool
Attendant
Seated Woman
Ceremony
Religion
Horse
Race
Spinning
Height: 41cm
Outside Diameter:32cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number6 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Complete, in part mended. Three main zones of decoration: Lower zone, on lower wall; Middle zone, around point of greatest circumference; Shoulder zone. Lower zone: horse race proceeding to left. Middle zone: flutist in middle of obverse followed by chorus of 8 girls holding hands; then still proceeding right to left, a short female with trays of offerings on her head; next, a chorus of 7 girls holding hands followed by 4 women wearing himations, their hands not joined: matrons or priestesses?; last a chorus of 8 more girls ending up with the flute player. Obverse, shoulder panel: to left, a bearded man seated on couch before which is a table with food and a stool; he extends hand to man with staff; behind man on couch is a child and an attendant; behind man with staff is another attendant and at extreme right a seated woman spinning. Reverse, shoulder panel: 6 draped female figures.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 46-47; pl. 24, 1-2; pl. 25, 1-2; pl. 26: 1-2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 311-312, 494View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 99-100, no. 10, pl. LIVView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 30View Objects cited in this Publication

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