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Amphora

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Object Number:
MS2508
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Date Made:
599-500 BC
Early Date:
-599
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Bucchero
Description:
Moulded and tooled. Broad cylindrical neck, body flares out at an angle. Originally had a head attachment over each handle, grooved rim with relief studs, a medallion with a high relief head on each side of neck and sphinxes on the shoulder. Fabric: dark gray core, fine-grained with flecks of mica (?). Condition: Handles missing. Almost half the rim and neck plus section of shoulder are preserved. Scars below head attachment where one of the two handles was attached. Technique: Thrown in a jigger on the wheel. Fingermarks are visible on interior. Highly burnished. Place of manufacture: Orvieto or Chiusi
Height:
28cm
Outside Diamater:
22cm
Other Number:
811   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 427
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