From: Italy | Etruria | Toscanella

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS1472
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture South Italian
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Toscanella
Manufacture Location South Italy
Locus Toscanella Tomb
Date Made 250-150 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Glaze

Omphalos dish. Pale buff clay with dark brown slip, slight shipping about the rim. Rouletted decoration around the omphalos. Within the rouletted band are two flower stamps alternating with stamps of indeterminate creatures with forked tails - scorpions or perhaps dolphins. Interior of the omphalos deeply scored this: (see image). Fabric hard fired and thin.

Height 3.3 cm
Outside Diameter 15.6 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number 1079 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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