University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS1624
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Italic
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria (uncertain)
Date Made: 6th century BC
Early Date: -699
Late Date: -500
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bucchero
Incised
Iconography:Head
Length: 10cm
Width: 10cm
Thickness: 1.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number1201 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Single fragment of fine, huge kyathos; has relief head and incised ornament - from the inner face of a high-flung handle attached at rim of cup. Bucchero, partially moulded and tooled. Widest at base. Applied human head with incised hair set near base. Incised x's and pendants (?) above head, lines and zigzags on edges of both sides of handle. Fabric: Dark grey core, fine-grained. Smooth black surface. Condition: broken at top and bottom. Chipped left side. Technique: handmade. Head molded and applied. Burnished.


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