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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: 15.5cm
Outside Diameter:17.5cm
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:

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. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 227-228, no. 244View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 433View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 108View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 81-82, nos. 73-76 (no. 73)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1915. Four covered bowls from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 6 (4): 173-178.View Objects cited in this Publication

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