Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 68-36-7
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Manufacture Location Corinth
Creator Warrior Group
Locus Osteria
Period Early Corinthian
Date Made 620-590 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Sphinx | Swan

Round aryballos. Glaze cracking and chipped off in places. Spherical body with small round indentation in base. Short neck, wide rim. Wide vertical band handle, lip to central shoulder. Painted dec.: black glaze with added matte red. On base, pinwheel. On body, from center front, swan (facing L) with red band across wing between 2 facing sphinxes. Sphinxes have red faces and bands on sickle wings. Another swan (facing L) under handle. Details of painting frequently and carefully incised. Ground filled with neatly incised blob rosettes. Figures bordered by double lines above and below. On shoulder and rim, tongue pattern. On handle: horizontal bands. Fine clay, fired creamy buff.

Height 6.7 cm
Outside Diameter 6.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Hercle Excavation Company; funded in Memory of Hugh Kirkwood Duffield, 1968

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