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Askos

Object Number:MS5315
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:South Italian
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
South Italy
Manufacture Location: South Italy
Date Made: 500 BCE to 300 BCE
Early Date: -500
Late Date: -300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Glaze
Iconography:Duck
Height: 12.5 cm
Length: 15.5 cm

Description

Painted duck askos; head is 19th century CE restoration; painted ornament (feathers, etc.). Physical resemblance to duck suggested by very plump body, a duck's head, and a large, spade-shaped tail. No foot, merely a flattened ovoid area on bottom. A spout behind head at other end of body. Strap handle, arched, between spout and head. Middle and upper wall reserved; body feathers indicated by semicircular glaze lines at intervals; tail feathers, by 4 longitudinal glaze stripes. Bottom reserved. Otherwise covered with matte black glaze. Intact. Oyster white clay.

Bibliography:

[Article] Glanzman, William D. 1987. "Etruscan and South Italian Bird-Askoi: A Technological View". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 29. no. 1. pg. 40-48 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40, fig. 1; p. 44, fig. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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