Etruscan Italy Gallery
Preserves protome (?) only of griffin, minus wings, legs, ears and knob. End of beak abraded. A few traces of paint. Mouth wide open with hollow opening into neck. Head erect; S-curve to neck. Eyes swollen and bulbous, framed in circular groove. Paint white for basic areas of wing-feathers; red for neck and breast feathers with applied white delineating feathers, which point upward. Terracotta coarse, construction heavy. Clay gray-buff with large black and white micaceous temper.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 249, C7
[Catalogue] White, Donald and Ann Blair Brownlee, Irene Bald Romano, Jean MacIntosh Turfa. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33
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