From: Italy | Etruria

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS2254
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italic | Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria
Date Made 600 BCE to 580 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Bucchero | Handmade
Iconography Human Leg | Lion

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.

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

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