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Object Number:MS1602
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy (uncertain)
Etruria (uncertain)
Date Made: 6th century BC
Early Date: -699
Late Date: 6th century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Height: 14 cm
Outside Diameter:20.4 cm
Other Number:819 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Bucchero, thrown and stamped. Ovoid body, rounded base. Convex lid with knob, grooved edge and tongues. Lid rest applied 0.010m from rim of bowl. Body stamped with ten horses with their riders walking right. Bearded riders hold reins and a short riding crop (?) in right hands. Lower body grooved. Fabric: Sandy dark brown to dark grey core, with flecks of mica (?) and white stone. Rough surface with tiny patches of black. Condition: Worn surface. Lower body streaked with white deposit. Over half lid rest and several body fragments missing. Technique: Both lid and vase thrown. Horses and riders stamped individually with one mold. Double outlines occur on three reliefs. And additional half of a horse impressed in between two complete reliefs. Slipped. Place of manufacture: Chiusi. Said to have been found south of Chiusi.


Bibliography:

[Book] Wisseman, Sarah U. 1978. "Observations on the Techniques of Etruscan Bucchero Pesante: Selected Examples from the University Museum, Philadelphia". 7. 45-60. Actual Citation Page/Fig./Plate:pp. 52-3, figs.16-19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. Page/Fig./Plate:p. 116, no. 17View Objects related to this

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