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Object Number:MS2389
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Chiusi
Manufacture Location: Chiusi
Date Made: 6th century BC
Early Date: -699
Late Date: 6th century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Iconography:Felines
Height: 13.1 cm
Outside Diameter:30.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:188 - Coleman Sale Number

Description

9 crouching or stretching felines with frontal faces and tooled outlines on body. Bucchero, stamped and tooled. Hemispherical body, low flared foot. Offset inverted rim. Four spool-shaped handles, on of which is missing, were attached just above shoulder. Nine crouching or stretching felines with frontal faces with tooled outlines on body. Fabric: dark grey core, fine-grained with flecks of mica (?) and white stone. Smooth gray surface. Condition: one complete handle and half of another missing. Technique: thrown in one piece. Felines stamped. Handles molded and attached. Burnished; probably slipped.


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: 53-4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, pl. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 118, no. 32View Objects related to this

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