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Chalice

Pyxis

Object Number:
MS3438
Current Location:
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
c. 540-500 BC
Early Date:
-520
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Attic
Iconography:
Ariadne
Dionysos
Satyr
Maenad
Dance
Description:
Bowl of Nicosthenic pyxis. Minor fragments of all elements missing. Fully glazed except for underside, resting surface and edge of foot, and reserved, figured zone on upper wall. Dance of numerous satyrs and maenads converging on a pair: Dionysos & Ariadne? a bearded male figure, fully clothed, approaching a female figure who is pulling aside her mantle. Beazley "Paralipomena" P. 108: "The lowermost cut on Hoppin 201, published by him as part of the Florence pyxis, is taken from Milani, "Mon. scelti" pl. 1, 5, and represents a pyxis in Philadelphia, from Orvieto." Actually on p. 174 the bowl MS3439 is shown with the cover MS4846 in top of it. On p. 176 the cover MS4846 is shown alone. MS4865B is the lid for MS3438.
Height:
15.5cm
Outside Diamater:
17.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 227-228, no. 244
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[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 433
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 81-2, Nos. 73-6 (No. 73)
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1915. "Four covered bowls from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 6 (4): 173-178.
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