From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS639
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Locus Tomb 26
Date Made 6th century BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Etrusco-Corinthian

Skyphos or bowl. Wine cup, yellow clay, two handles, decorations of red and brown, zone of ducks swimming. Light cream clay of fine texture. Shape: underside of foot has flat circular rim and sloping sides. Foot short. Body depressed spherical shape. No neck. Lip short and flaring with rounded edge. Rim narrow with broad mouth. Two round loop handles attached mid-shoulder. Decoration: design paint dark brown with purplish red and white paint. Assed foot and lower half solidly dark brown. at shoulder (handle zone) both obverse and reverse a frieze of two water birds in design paint. Upper wing of bird purplish red, feathers alternately red and brown, brown feathers further embelished with white dot center. Brown shapeless blob fill ornaments also in frieze. Brown on small area either side of handles. On outer face of rim patterned design, placed centrally. A row of brown rectangles set at intervals between five horizontal brown lines. Above and below this band bands of brown dots on reserved ground. Upper and lower margins of this pattern made by fine horizontal brown lines. On inner face of rim are bands of purplish red and white. Handles dark brown. Interior painted dark brown. Incision added to outline wings and feathers of water birds and outline and mark features of blob filling ornaments on frieze. Break in rim.

Height 8.89 cm
Width 19.05 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number 85 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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