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Strainer

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Object Number:
MS1091
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 24M
Date Made:
700 BCE to 600 BCE
Early Date:
-700
Late Date:
-600
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Impasto
Bucchero
Description:
Impasto strainer vase; handmade; unusual utensil. Intact. Flat bottom, broad, pierced with many small hole like a strainer. Body broadest near bottom, at level of lower handle attachment; very steep profile constricting to a very small opening at top. Vertical ring handle.See MS701, similar in function, with strainer bottom and small upper aperture. Both could serve either to transfer liquid from one container to another without disturbing sediment or to draw out liquid and sprinkle it. Pot is immersed in water and filled. Thumb then placed over aperture. The pot is then removed from the liquid, full. The pot remains full of liquid until the thumb is removed, either to transfer the liquid to another vessel or to sprinkle something.
Height:
4.3cm
Outside Diamater:
5.5cm
Other Number:
659   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33, no. 7, pl. XVII
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