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Alabastron

Object Number:
MS555
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Altenburg Painter
Locus:
Tomb 5
Period:
Early Corinthian
Date Made:
595-590 BC
Early Date:
-595
Late Date:
-590
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Dancers
Description:
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.
Height:
27.7cm
Outside Diamater:
15cm
Other Number:
9   -   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: p. 227; no. 243
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[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, 5-8
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[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 117
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[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 99, no. 7, pl. LII
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