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Alabastron

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Object Number:68-36-19
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Locus: Osteria
Period: Early Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: 620-595 BCE
Early Date: -620
Late Date: -595
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Lion
Boar
Rosette
Height: 10.9 cm
Depth: 5.7 cm
Outside Diameter:3.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hercle Excavation Company; funded in Memory of Hugh Kirkwood Duffield, 1968

Description

Alabastron. Mended and plastered. Most of black painted dec. worn off, only a few chips of glaze remain. Slightly flattened at base; in center, circular depression with central raised dot. Drop ovoid body; very narrow mouth; wide thick rim. One small band handle with hole left for suspension. From incision and remaining glaze dec. is determinable: around base, rosette. On body, large lion and large boar with incised rosettes in ground. Tongue pattern around neck; radiating strokes on top of rim; dots on side of rim. Fine clay, fairly thick fabric. Fired yellow-buff.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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