From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS2499
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Chiusi (uncertain)
Date Made 599-500BC
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Bucchero
Iconography Sphinx

Bucchero; molded and tooled. Trefoil-mouthed, ovoid body, slender neck, low flared foot. Three pairs of relief sphinxes on body, pegasos torsos and pendants on shoulder, palmette rondels, grooves and bands on neck and below sphinxes, and relief warrior on handle. Fabric: dark gray, fine-grained core with white inclusions. Surface abaded with low gloss. Uneven firing. Condition: yellow incrustation on neck and rim. Restoration with plaster and gray paint on rim, body, and handle. Three pieces missing. Technique: thrown in sections in a jigger on the wheel.

Height 43 cm
Outside Diameter 22 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number 807 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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