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Object Number:MS551
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Vulci
Locus: Tomb 5
Date Made: 600-575 BC
Early Date: -600
Late Date: -575
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Etrusco-Corinthian
Height: 43.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number:5 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

With votelli Italian Corinthian ware, band of animals of brown on buff. Shape: Short double bevelled foot of flat bottom. Drop ovoid body. Narrow drip ledge at base of neck. Neck thin and flared to curving lip. Rim flared with broad mouth. Single handle constructed of three ropes of clay backed by plain flat strip and attached mid-shoulder. Two discs (round, flat, pcs of clay) added on rim either side of handle. Decoration: Design paint dark brown with red and white paint added. Foot brown. Frieze of brown rays at base. Four friezes on vase at upper base, belly, lower shoulder, and upper shoulder. Beneath each frieze bands of brown, red, and white, broad band of brown flanked by narrower red band and very narrow white bands. Friezes of animal figures and numerous fill motifs (rosettes, dots, and shapeless blob ornaments). Lowest frieze has 6 lions and an owl; belly frieze 3 lions, 2 stags, and a boar; lower shoulder frieze a lion, 2 stags, a bull and a goose; upper shoulder frieze 3 lions. All animal figures painted brown with red used to highlight areas of bodies (shoulder, chest, ribs, neck). Fill ornaments brown - no addition of extra color. Drip ledge and neck brown, a few blobs of white above ledge and 3 white dots around middle of neck. Rim reserved except for short distance either side of discs. At junction of handle and rim, a white quatrefoil. Inner neck brown and bears band of red flanked by narrow white bands. Handle brown. Disc brown of superimposed white rosette on outer face. Incision used to outline areas of animal bodies (shoulders, ribs, heads, rumps, legs) and to mark features of fill ornaments.


Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 100, no. 11, pl. LIIView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 28View Objects related to this

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