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Accession_Number 45.3.1
adlib_title Etruscan polychrome; incised alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Everted rim below which is attached a pinched handle with a string hole; elongated piniform body.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/4
Decoration Decorated on top of mouth and neck with black tongues. Handle with two dots (rows?). Body decorated with two figural zones with plain bands framing and between. Top: two facing cocks and a long-billed bird to the right; incised rosettes in field. Bottom: two panthers facing a long-billed bird; incised rosettes in field. Incised details on birds and rosettes (divided into four, six, or eight sections). Traces of purple on all animals. Bottom: small ring inside two concentric bands.
Inscriptions
Condition Good condition. Scratches on the body. Small chips on the body. Gloss flaking off the rosettes and the body of the animals.
Technique/Style Polychrome; incised
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 575-550
Dating_details
Artist Matsch Group; Circle of the Facing Cocks
Attribution Szilágyi 1998, 629/34: incised details on birds, particularly 'collars' on necks, are comparable, e.g. to those on Milan, Raccolte Archeologiche A. 1525 (Szilágyi 1998, 628/23).
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2002.97.0124.JPG
2002.97.0124.JPG
Side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2002.97.0125.JPG
2002.97.0125.JPG
Side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2002.97.0126.JPG
2002.97.0126.JPG
Side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2003.32.0003.jpg
2003.32.0003.jpg
Back view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a cock in the upper register and panther tails in the lower register.
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2003.32.0004.jpg
2003.32.0004.jpg
Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing cocks above panthers.
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2003.39.0002.jpg
2003.39.0002.jpg
Two alabastra (27.4.10 at left and 45.3.1 at right).
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2003.39.0093.jpg
2003.39.0093.jpg
Back view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing cocks above panthers.
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2003.57.0001.jpg
2003.57.0001.jpg
Geometricising amphoriskos (74.7.1) at left and Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron (45.3.1) at right.
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2003.57.0099.jpg
2003.57.0099.jpg
Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a cock above a panther.
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2003.97.0266.jpg
2003.97.0266.jpg
Bottom view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing the base decorated with three concentric circles.
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2003.97.0267.jpg
2003.97.0267.jpg
Top view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing the flat lip.
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2003.97.0268.jpg
2003.97.0268.jpg
Side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2003.97.0269.jpg
2003.97.0269.jpg
Side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2003.97.0270.jpg
2003.97.0270.jpg
Bottom view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing the base decorated with three concentric circles.
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2003.97.0271.jpg
2003.97.0271.jpg
Top view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing daisy pattern on flat rim.
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2004.99.0417.jpg
2004.99.0417.jpg
Top view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing daisy pattern on flat rim.
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2004.99.0418.jpg
2004.99.0418.jpg
Right side view of an (upside down) Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2004.99.0419.jpg
Front view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a long-billed bird in the lower section.
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2004.99.0420.jpg
2004.99.0420.jpg
Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal design on the body.
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2004.99.0421.jpg
2004.99.0421.jpg
Back view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing animal designs on the body.
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2004.99.0422.jpg
2004.99.0422.jpg
Bottom view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing three concentric black bands decorating the underside.
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2004.99.0423.jpg
2004.99.0423.jpg
Detailed view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a panther facing a long-billed bird (from lower frieze).
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2004.99.0424.jpg
2004.99.0424.jpg
Detailed view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a panther facing a long-billed bird (from lower frieze).
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2004.99.0425.jpg
2004.99.0425.jpg
Detailed view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a cock (from upper frieze).
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2004.99.0426.jpg
2004.99.0426.jpg
Detailed view of an Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron, showing a long-billed bird (from upper frieze).
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Comparanda
Bibliography Szilágyi 1998, 629/34; Sotheby Cat. 30 no. 164.3 (CHECK)
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 14.7
Diameters Mouth 3.7; neck 1.3; body 7.1
Handle_height 1.8
Other_dims.
Location Greece
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana Varela
Date_edited 23.07.2002; 12.12.2003; 09.01.2006; 17.08.2006; 19.04.2017
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