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Bowl

Object Number:
MS873
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 70M
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Impasto
Description:
Pottery. Mended. Fabric like MS 874, core cinder grey, outer surface buff to brown. Handmade. Poor polish. High hotned handle with strut and hroizontal stiations above rim. Oranment: countersunk, incised, impressed, inlaid and openwork. Below rim on narrow shoulder studs of bronze (traces only remain), were fitted into incised circles. In center of floor a small boss once covered with bronze. Radiating from this boss is a countersunk swastika between whose arms are depressed circular areas ornamented with circle and dot. In the body of the bowl are four openwork stepped motives. Encircling the foot are two bands of rope pattern and between them a zone of circles and dots liek those between the arms of the swastika, in which no traces of bronze remain. Between the horns of the handle are two small string holes and the remains of three bronze bosses. The outer face of the handle is edged with rope patter, within which are ten impressed circles and dots.
Other Number:
197   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, no. 7, pl. V
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[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 120-121, no. 62
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