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Bowl

Object Number:
MS640
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Locus:
Tomb 26
Date Made:
6th century BC
Early Date:
-699
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Etrusco-Corinthian
Description:
Etrusco-Corinthian Bowl. Wine cup, yellow clay, two handles, decorations of red and black, zone of ducks swimming. Light cream clay, fine texture. Underside of foot flat, circular rim and sloping sides. Short foot. Body depressed sphere. No neck. Lip short and flaring with rounded edge. Rim narrow with broad mouth. Two round loop handles at mid-shoulder. Design painted dark brown with purplish red and white paint added. Foor and lower half solidly dark brown. Shoulder (handle zone) obverse and reverse of a frieze of two water birds in design paint. Upper wing of each bird purplish red, feathers alternatively red and brown, brown feathers embellished with white dot centers. Brown shapeless blob fill ornaments on frieze. Brown on small area either side of handles. On outer face of rim patterned design. Row of brown rectangles set at intervals between fine brown horizontal lines. Above and below are bands of brown dots on reserved ground. Upper and lower margins provided by fine horizontal brown lines. On inner face of rim bands of purplish red and white paint. Handles brown. Interior dark brown. Incisions outline wings and feathers of birds and outline and mark features of blob filling ornaments of frieze. Piece is intact.
Other Number:
92   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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. 205-206, no. 210
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[Book] Moser, Mary E. 1984. Etruscan Pottery:The Meeting of Greece and Etruria. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 50-51, fig. 31
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[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 103, no. 9, pl. LI
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