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Alabastron

Object Number:
MS553
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Scale Painter
Locus:
Tomb 5
Period:
Early Corinthian
Date Made:
620-590 BC
Early Date:
-620
Late Date:
-590
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Gorgoneion
Sphinx
Lion
Horseman
Horse
Tripod
Panther
Dancer
Eagle
Stag
Description:
Intact. Three zones of decoration. "In the center of the upper zone a gorgoneion. On either side of the gorgoneion, sphinxes, and under the handle, a lion. Approximately centered beneath the gorgoneion in the second zone are a pair of horsemen with a prize tripod between them...Behind either horseman is a panther. Between them under the handle a padded dancer...In the lowest zone, approximately under the tripod, a spead eagle, flanked by lions, and under the handle, a grazing stag." (Dohan) On bottom: old label inscribed GC42.
Height:
35cm
Outside Diamater:
17cm
Other Number:
7   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 3
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[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 44-45; pl. 21, 1-4
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[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 150
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[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 99, no. 6, pl. LIII
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[Book] Payne, Humfry. 1931. Necrocorinthia: A Study of Corinthian Art in the Archaic Period. : Page/Fig./Plate: 286
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[Article] Seder, Theodore A. 1952. Old World Overtones in the New World: Some Parallels with North American Indian Musical Instruments. The University Museum Bulletin. 16 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: figure 1
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