From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4835
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Faliscan | Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Creator Group of the Polyphemus Amphora
Date Made 550-500 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Centaur | Sphinx

Foot and lower wall restored in plaster as well as minor parts of the other elements of the form. Lower wall and upper wall from below midpoint to base of neck are reserved. Ray pattern in lower reserved zone. In upper reserved zone are, from handle at left to right: a pair of confronted sphinxes, a pair of centaurs running toward right. Between sphinxes and centaurs, a large hanging lotus bud. Below lower attachment of handle is an inverted palmette. Trefoil lip.

Height 17.5 cm
Outside Diameter 12.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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