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Object Number:
MS2251
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Italic
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Date Made:
1800 to 1900
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1900
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Bucchero
Iconography:
Fish
Female Head
Description:
19th century CE pastiche of 6th century BCE components; body like that of a fish with wings or fins; female head in rectangular plaque on front, large neck, mouth, and handle from a bucchero trefoil-mouth oinochoe. Fabric: dark grey core, fine-grained with flecks of mica around spout. Chipped rim, tail and handle. Technique: front section moulded, rear and rim sections thrown. Lower panel moulded separately, tooled, and attachd. Handle, wings, feet and tail handmade and attached. Carefully burnished.
Height:
20cm
Length:
29cm
Width:
12.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
147   -   Coleman Sale Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
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World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / "What in the World" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Wisseman, Sarah U. 1978. "Observations on the Techniques of Etruscan Bucchero Pesante: Selected Examples from the University Museum, Philadelphia". 7. 45-60. : Page/Fig./Plate: 54-55
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[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
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