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Amphora

Object Number:
MS2490A
Current Location:
Culture:
Italo-Ionian
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Date Made:
6th century BC
Early Date:
-699
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure Ware
Iconography:
Warrior
Shield
Donkey
Octopus
Description:
Etruscan Black-figure Amphora. A. Nude man carrying shield on left arm running toward right, right arm outstretched toward left. B. Donkey facing right. Neck, A: Octopus; B, parallel vertical chevrons (?) closely spaced. Panel area continued upward on shoulder A and B, bordered by a glazed band with a line of dots above short lines below. Underside of foot reserved. Otherwise amphora is fully glazed. Glaze entirely red. Panels and neck panels covered with yellow-white slip. triple handles. Amphora complete save for small pieces restored in plaster.
Height:
29cm
Depth:
21cm
Other Number:
953   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Turfa, Jean M. 2013. The Etruscan World. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 956, fig. 52.12
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[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 207-209, no. 213
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[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 426
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 84-5, No. 57
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[Book] 1914. V.
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