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Object Number: MS554
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Maker: Altenburg Painter
Locus: Tomb 5
Period: Early Corinthian
Date Made: 595-590 BC
Early Date: -595
Late Date: -590
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Dancers
Height: 22.7cm
Outside Diameter:15cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number8 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Alabastron. Essentially flat resting surface (but with central depression) allowing vessel to stand. Wide heavy ovoid body tapering to narrow neck and wide overhanging disk. Handle emerges from neck and is continuous with disk. Round hole cut through handle at center. Three main friezes. Seven dancers in top frieze, eight in middle, nine in bottom frieze.


Bibliography:

[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 44; pl. 22, 1-4View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 117View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 99, no. 8, pl. LIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55-56, no. 29View Objects cited in this Publication

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