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Object Number:
MS1399
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Chiusi
Date Made:
600 BC
Early Date:
-600
Late Date:
-600
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Assemblage of three separate pieces merely resting on the fourth, a large vase, below. Missing on (A): four figurines from shoulder, one griffin from handle. (B) is much mended and a peg has been substituted for a figure. (C) and (D) are ca complete. (A) Base flat, walls flare in almost straight line to narrow flattened shoulder. Neck wide and rim turns out and roundly down. Four wide flattened double-ridged handles rise from outer shoulder to outer rim and above the handles stand four lon-necked knobless griffin-heads. Between handles and on shoulder stand four groups of three figures. (B) is disc-shaped, slightly convex over top, fitting over pot-rim, with round cuttings accommodating griffins' neck. (C) is a hollow short-walled second lie which stands on (B) consisting of a slightly convex disc lying on short cylindrical walls. A pait of plain-footed legs stand on the disc to support (D), which is a large hollow standing figurine which plain sleeveless robe, ridged vertically down sides. Its L arm is folded up, with hand over breast; its R (forearm only preserved) is extended up and to the side. Head has thick neck and long dished face with small gash for mouth, straight ridge for nose, and incised circles for eyes. Garment is decorated by closely set rows of plain square impressed stamps.
Other Number:
798   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Richardson, Emeline H. 1964. The Etruscans: Their Art and Civilization. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 59, pl. XIII
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1935. "A Ziro Burial from Chiusi". AJA. 39 (2): 198-209. : Page/Fig./Plate: 207
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