University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS1832
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Italic
Provenience: Italy
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Griffin
Height: 22cm
Width: 13cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896

Description

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)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 249, no. 278; p. C7, pl. 29View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33, no. 50View Objects cited in this Publication

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