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Object Number: MS1490
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Locus: Tomb
Date Made: 250-150 BC
Early Date: -250
Late Date: -150
Technique:Black Glaze
Height: 5.7cm
Outside Diameter:16cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number1053 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


Black-gloss bowl. Dish on low foot. Pale buff clay, rather more yellowish than MS1492, well levigated and fired. The dish is cracked across the foot. Greenish-black glaze much worn. Thin groove around the underside of the rim. On the upper surface, a groove around the center, then a rouletted band, then 2 more grooves around a cruciform design formed by 4 stamped semicircles placed back to back. In the spaces between their ends are 4 stamped human (or divine) figurines; 2 of them show the upper torso of a figure with rays emanating from the head. The left hand holds a staff, the right is obscured by the crude stamp. This figure alternates with a winged male figure, kneeling, holding a shield or bow in his right hand and a staff in his left. The same figure is stamped in the center of the dish between two grooves.

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: pp. 279-280, no. 315View Objects cited in this Publication

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