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Amphora

Object Number:MS2736
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus: Tomb 1
Date Made: 700 BCE to 600 BCE
Early Date: -700
Late Date: -600
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Incised
Iconography:Animals
Bird
Height: 25 cm
Outside Diameter:26 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti; Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1898

Description

Large spirally grooved amphora. Pottery; rim chipped; core of fabric reddish; outer surface brownish grey to black; well polished; texture fine; sparse inclusions fine grains of mica with occasional grains of other material; wheelmade; incised double spiral surmounted by a bird similar to painted birds on 36-15-1, MS3070 and 3071 in style; framed by two groups of 8 parallel lines curved to emphasize vase shape; lower ends are adjacent to other groups rising diagonally to handle; 6 groups of diagonals on handles; red and white color once in incisions.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 9, pl. XXXView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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