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Accession_Number 48.12.6
adlib_title Etruscan polychrome; incised ball aryballos
Shape Ball aryballos
Shape_description Disk-shaped mouth with flat rim; cylindrical neck; flat strap handle reaches from rim down to middle of shoulder; body is a slightly flattened ball, round on the bottom.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/2
Decoration Rim decorated with three bands, the the central one with added purple. Horizontal bars on handle. Long tongues on shoulder; figural zone framed by bands. Main design is of three crouching lions, facing right, with long tails forming s-curves above them, each reaching back to link to the next lion. Incisions and added purple on necks and shoulders. Base reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Surface remains smooth, although some decoration has eroded.
Technique/Style Polychrome; incised
Provenance Said to be from Cumae
Period Early Archaic
Date 580-560
Dating_details
Artist Zuest Painter
Attribution Szilágyi 1998, 409/20. The Zuest Painter is considered in the 'third generation' of the Vulci School. For the Zuest Painter see also Szilágyi 1968, 10 n. 24; Szilágyi 1975, 119-20; Amyx 1988, 695-96
Image
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2002.97.0132.JPG
Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing lion design on the body.
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2002.97.0133.JPG
Front view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing lion design on the body.
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2002.97.0134.JPG
Right side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing lion design on the body.
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Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing a lions advancing to the right.
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Left side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing lion design on the body.
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Right side view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing lion design on the body.
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Top view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of an Etrusco-Corinthian ball aryballos, showing the reserved underside.
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Comparanda
Bibliography Szilágyi 1998, 409/20
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.8
Diameters Mouth 4.2; neck 1.7; body 6.7
Handle_height 2.2
Other_dims. Th. handle 0.6; W. handle 1.9
Location History grave
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 23.07.2002; 12.12.2003
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