University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS1091
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Locus: Tomb 24M
Date Made: 700 BCE to 600 BCE
Early Date: -700
Late Date: -600
Height: 4.3cm
Outside Diameter:5.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number659 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


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.


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

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