Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4856
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Laconian
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Laconia
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 570-550 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Form is that of a large lydion. Clay rose-brown at break, very hard; medium brown on surface. Unglazed: underside of foot, resting surface and edge of foot; broad central band on body; shoulder zone; edge of lip and a band at top of neck inside. Black glaze: stem and top of foot; top of lip and underside to part way down neck. White ground: broad zone on lower wall; band on outer shoulder; narrower zone around lower neck. In white ground zone on lower wall; black glaze ray pattern. In white ground zone on outer shoulder: upright pomegranate pattern. In white ground band on lower neck: upright zigzag lines. Parts of body, neck and lip restored in plaster.

Height 24.5 cm
Outside Diameter 19 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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