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Object Number:MS3438
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Date Made: c. 540-500 BC
Early Date: -520
Late Date: -500
Technique:Black Figure
Height: 15.5 cm
Outside Diameter:17.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898


Bowl of Nicosthenic pyxis. Minor fragments of all elements missing. Fully glazed except for underside, resting surface and edge of foot, and reserved, figured zone on upper wall. Dance of numerous satyrs and maenads converging on a pair: Dionysos & Ariadne? a bearded male figure, fully clothed, approaching a female figure who is pulling aside her mantle. Beazley "Paralipomena" P. 108: "The lowermost cut on Hoppin 201, published by him as part of the Florence pyxis, is taken from Milani, "Mon. scelti" pl. 1, 5, and represents a pyxis in Philadelphia, from Orvieto." Actually on p. 174 the bowl MS3439 is shown with the cover MS4846 in top of it. On p. 176 the cover MS4846 is shown alone. MS4865B is the lid for MS3438.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 227-228, no. 244View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York.. Perugia. Electa/Editori Umbri Associati. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 433View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 108View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 81-82, no. 73-76View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1915. "Four covered bowls from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 6. no. 4. pg. 173-178 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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