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Terracotta tray

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–500 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H.: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) Diam.: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.148a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Ornate bucchero stands with removable trays, often decorated with four female heads, are distinctive objects found in Chiusine burials. The ultimate prototypes for the circular trays are likely East Greek Orientalizing examples.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 319, pp. 275, 469, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.80a, pp. 100, 102–3, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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