University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS640
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Locus: Tomb 26
Date Made: 6th century BC
Early Date: -699
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Etrusco-Corinthian
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number92 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Etrusco-Corinthian Bowl. Wine cup, yellow clay, two handles, decorations of red and black, zone of ducks swimming. Light cream clay, fine texture. Underside of foot flat, circular rim and sloping sides. Short foot. Body depressed sphere. No neck. Lip short and flaring with rounded edge. Rim narrow with broad mouth. Two round loop handles at mid-shoulder. Design painted dark brown with purplish red and white paint added. Foor and lower half solidly dark brown. Shoulder (handle zone) obverse and reverse of a frieze of two water birds in design paint. Upper wing of each bird purplish red, feathers alternatively red and brown, brown feathers embellished with white dot centers. Brown shapeless blob fill ornaments on frieze. Brown on small area either side of handles. On outer face of rim patterned design. Row of brown rectangles set at intervals between fine brown horizontal lines. Above and below are bands of brown dots on reserved ground. Upper and lower margins provided by fine horizontal brown lines. On inner face of rim bands of purplish red and white paint. Handles brown. Interior dark brown. Incisions outline wings and feathers of birds and outline and mark features of blob filling ornaments of frieze. Piece is intact.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 205-206, no. 210View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Moser, Mary E. 1984. Etruscan Pottery:The Meeting of Greece and Etruria. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 50-51, fig. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 103, no. 9, pl. LIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 54, no. 24View Objects cited in this Publication

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