University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 28cm
Outside Diameter:22cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number811 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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


Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 427View Objects cited in this Publication

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