Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4800
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Attic
Provenience Italy (uncertain)
Manufacture Location Attica
Creator Dot-Ivy Class
Period Archaic Greek Period
Date Made 540-520 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black-Figure | Black Glaze | Incised
Iconography Warrior | Helmet | Greaves | Shield | Inscription | Warfare
Inscription Language Etruscan

Complete except for small chips from front. Front mended in lower part; traces of two sets of clamp holes suggest ancient mend of crack. Echinus foot and tall body; round mouth, band handles rising very slightly above rim. Covered with good black glaze, except for panel at front, and reserved zone below panel. Conventional ornament (band between rows of dots) across top of panel. In panel, 3 warriors fighting (or dancing), a draped spectator to either side. Warriors wear helmets and greaves, and carry shields; no weapons represented. Sketchy incision; purple for head fillets of spectators and fillets around helmet; for crest of one helmet; for bands on drapery of spectators; for skirts of warriors, solid for two, dotted for one; and traces of purple (or white) on shields. Purple band around body at level of bottom of panel, and of bottom of reserved zone below it. Inscription, apparently Etruscan, incised in half circle under floor inside base-ring.

Height 21.7 cm
Outside Diameter 13 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Wilder M. Perry, Exec. of the Estate of Frances Stearns, 1912

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