University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS556
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Locus: Tomb 5
Date Made: 600-575 BC
Early Date: -600
Late Date: -575
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Etrusco-Corinthian
Height: 8.89cm
Width: 18.73cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number101 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Skyphos, in handle zone: rosette between birds. Etrusco-Corinthian. Shape: underside of foot has flat circular rim and sloping sides. Foot short. Body depressed spherical shape. No neck. Lip short and flaring grounded edge. Rim narrow with broad mouth. Two round loop handles. Attached mid-shoulder. Decoration: design paint dark brown with purplish red and white paint added. Foot and lower half solidly dark brown at shoulder (handle zone) both obverse and reverse frieze of two water birds in design paint. Upper wings purple/red and feathers alternately red and brown, brown feathers embellished with white dots at centers. Brown shapeless blob fil ornaments also on frieze. Brown applied to small area either side of handles. Outer face of rim has patterned design - placed centrally, a row of brown rectangles set with intervals between fine horizontal brown lines. Above and below this band, bands of brown dots on reserved ground. Upper and lower margins of this pattern provided by fine horizontal brown lines. On inner face of rim bands of purple/red and white. Handles brown. Interior painted dark brown. Incision outlines wings and feathers of water birds and outline and mark features of blob filling ornaments in frieze.


Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 101, no. 16, pl. LIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Rambo, E. F. 1919. On the design of Greek Vases. The Museum Journal. 10 (1): 8-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 8View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 27View Objects cited in this Publication

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