University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS2251
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 1800 to 1900
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1900
Female Head
Height: 20cm
Length: 29cm
Width: 12.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number147 - Coleman Sale Number


19th century CE pastiche of 6th century BCE components; body like that of a fish with wings or fins; female head in rectangular plaque on front, large neck, mouth, and handle from a bucchero trefoil-mouth oinochoe. Fabric: dark grey core, fine-grained with flecks of mica around spout. Chipped rim, tail and handle. Technique: front section molded, rear and rim sections thrown. Lower panel molded separately, tooled, and attachd. Handle, wings, feet and tail handmade and attached. Carefully burnished.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / "What in the World" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Italy ( Apr 1958 - 1969)View Objects in Exhibition
Italian Gallery (28 Mar 1951 - 1958)View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 54-55, figs. 23-25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: illus. after p. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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