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Accession_Number 51.7.3
adlib_title Etruscan bucchero face mug
Shape Face mug
Shape_description Flaring lip with rounded rim, sharply joined to ovoid body; single round, curved vertical handle rises up from alongside the lip and rejoins at the shoulder; lower part of body sharply joins to a short, flaring foot, concave on the underside, with a pointed underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Etruscan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/1
Decoration On the body, opposite the handle, is modelled a triangular human face, with slanted eyebrows, bulging closed eyes, a straight pointed nose, tight lips, and a pointed chin.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. The rim mended from 2 fragments. Small chips to rim. Lustre remains although some paint has chipped away around rim, handle. Slight scratches and chips on body. White deposits on the underside of the foot.
Technique/Style Bucchero
Provenance
Period High Archaic
Date 575-550
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique 3/4-view, from above, of the front of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Left side view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing the handle and a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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3/4-view of the right side of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Oblique view, from above, of the front of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing top of handle, rim, and a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Drowing of the profile of an Etruscan bucchero mug.
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Oblique 3/4-view, from above, of the front of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Detailed view of the front of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Detailed frontal view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Front view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Profile view of the left side of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body.
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Back view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing the back of the handle.
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Profile view of the right side of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing a human face pinched in relief on the body, and the handle, to right.
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Bottom view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing the base.
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Top view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, decorated with a face pinched into the exterior wall, showing the mouth and top of handle.
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Top view of an Etruscan bucchero mug, showing the mouth and a human face pinched in relief on the body.
Comparanda For the type see G. Colonna, 'Il ciclo etrusco-corinzio dei Rosoni,' StEtr 29 (1961) 65. Cf. Getty 83.AE.299 (identical except that the Getty handle attaches to the shoulder) : CVA Getty 6 (USA 31) pl. 328; GettyMusJ 12 (1984) 249 no. 94. Cf. also Tolfa, Tomb IX (loc. Ferrone): Colonna 65 no. 4); Cerveteri, Tomb 303 (MonAnt 42 [1955] col. 783, fig. 175; I.E.M. Edlund, The Iron Age and Etruscan Vases in the Olcott collection at Columbia University, New York. TAPS 70.1 (1980) 35-36 no. 47. More primitive faces see Schaal, Gr. Vasen aus Frankfurter Sammlungen pl. 26 f.; OJh 6 (1903) 67 f., figs. 30, 32
Bibliography Ure 1963, 62 no. 25, fig. 18.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height without handle: 10.3, with:10.7
Diameters Rim 6.9; body 7.9; base 4.5
Handle_height 4.5
Other_dims. H. to top of rim 10.2H. of face relief 3.2
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 08.08.2002; 03.12.2004; 16.01.2006; 16.08.2006
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