University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS1493
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Locus: Toscanella Tomb
Date Made: 250-150 BC
Early Date: -250
Late Date: -150
Outside Diameter:21.9cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number1070 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number


Black-gloss plate. Plate on low foot. Pale buff clay with a greenish-black, metallic glaze. Base and interior foot unglazed. In the center, a stacking ring, and an elaborate, stamped decorative motif. A broad rim bearing a single groove is slightly raised above the interior of the plate. Within the tondo, 2 grooves encircle a crusiform design composed of 4 semicircles placed back to back. The ends of the semicircles are pointed liek arrows. Between the ends of the semicircles are stamped circles enclosing a 5-leafed floral pattern. In the center of the cross is a stamped ring encircling a low, nipple-like boss. The underside of the plate's rim bears a narrow groove and there are two grooves on the base of the foot.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 280-281, no. 316View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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