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Terracotta krater (mixing bowl)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
total H. 10 11/16 in. (27.2 cm) H. of bowl 9 3/16 in. (23.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.167
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Six female heads decorate the rim of the large vessel. Below, a frieze showing a procession of modeled sirens moving to the right. They alternate with lion protomai facing left. The trumpet shaped foot is fluted.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1936. "The Technique of Bucchero Ware." Studi Etruschi, 10: pl. 21, 1, 2.

Donati, Luigi. 1968. "Vasi di Bucchero Decorati con Teste Plastiche umane: Zona di Chiusi." Studi Etruschi, 36: no. 183, p. 342.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.81a, p. 103, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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