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Phiale

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
Early Date: -250
Late Date: -150
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Glaze
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

Description

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.

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