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Rhyton

Object Number:MS2254
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Date Made: 600 BCE to 580 BCE
Early Date: -600
Late Date: -580
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Handmade
Iconography:Human Leg
Lion
Height: 9 cm
Length: 9 cm
Outside Diameter:4.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

In the shape of a leg, foot in pointed boot, with lion protome on the knee; applied leaf-plaque on back of thigh, etc.; Small, but fine. Bucchero, hand modeled. Only thigh is hollow. Rhyton stands on 2 small pegs attached at the bent knee and on the top of the pointed shoe. On the rim are incised lines and a zigzag. Applied feline head on front top of thigh. Below are incised volute petals (?) and a side of calf. Fabric: Dark grey core, glossy black surface. Condition: Restored on right side of thigh with plaster and black paint. Interior reinforced with grey substance (plaster?). Applied head and petal have been glued back in place. A modern metal peg was inserted into heel. Technique: Hand-modeled. Feline head probably molded.

Bibliography:

[Book] Wisseman, Sarah U. 1978. "Observations on the Techniques of Etruscan Bucchero Pesante: Selected Examples from the University Museum, Philadelphia".. Archaeological News. Vol. 7. pg. 45-60 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 56-7, figs. 26-28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.. Philadelphia. Davis and Harvey's Gallery. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 37, no. 186View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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