University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS2499
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location: Chiusi (uncertain)
Date Made: 599-500BC
Early Date: -599
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Iconography:Sphinx
Height: 43cm
Outside Diameter:22cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number807 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Bucchero; molded and tooled. Trefoil-mouthed, ovoid body, slender neck, low flared foot. Three pairs of relief sphinxes on body, pegasos torsos and pendants on shoulder, palmette rondels, grooves and bands on neck and below sphinxes, and relief warrior on handle. Fabric: dark gray, fine-grained core with white inclusions. Surface abaded with low gloss. Uneven firing. Condition: yellow incrustation on neck and rim. Restoration with plaster and gray paint on rim, body, and handle. Three pieces missing. Technique: thrown in sections in a jigger on the wheel.


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