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Object Number: MS555
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Maker: Altenburg Painter
Locus: Tomb 5
Period: Early Corinthian
Date Made: 595-590 BC
Early Date: -595
Late Date: -590
Height: 27.7cm
Outside Diameter:15cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number9 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


Essentially flat resting surface (but with central depression) allowing vessel to stand. Wide heavy ovoid body tapering to narrow neck and wide overhanging disk. Handle emerges from neck and is continuous with disk. Round hole cut through handle at center. Three friezes. Top frieze: six padded dancers each with left arm raised, right arm down in field of thick filling ornament, blobs and incised rosettes. Middle frieze: nine dancers. Bottom frieze: eleven dancers - this is the lowest frieze (in height), the middle frieze being the tallest.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 227; no. 243View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 44; pl. 21, 5-8View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 117View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 99, no. 7, pl. LIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55-56, no. 29View Objects cited in this Publication

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