Italy, Etruscan / Ceramic Boat-Shaped Wine Pitcher / c. 725-675 BCItaly, Etruscan
Ceramic Boat-Shaped Wine Pitcher
c. 725-675 BC

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Etruscan
Creator Dates/Places: Italy
Creator Active Place: Italy
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, Etruscan
Title: Ceramic Boat-Shaped Wine Pitcher
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -72
Creation End Date: -67
Creation Date: c. 725-675 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with slip decoration
Dimensions: Overall: 33.4cm x 15.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.1
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The Etruscans imported Greek vases and small sculptures in great numbers and also copied these imports in their own style. This vase has a distinctive Etruscan shape. The decorative drawing on the sides copies Greek Geometric art, named for its linear style and decorative patterns. The scene on the other side perhaps depicts the Greek hero Herakles (Hercules) aiming a spear at a stag.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.1
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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