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Etruscan Impasto Chalice

Mid-6th century BCE
Clay

3 5/16 x 5 3/4 x 3/16 in. (8.4 x 14.6 x 0.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.153
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Containers and Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Etruscan

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  • chalices - Ecclesiastical drinking vessels for eucharistic wine having a stem, often with a central knop, and a foot; often made of precious metals and usually accompanied by a paten. Use "communion cups" when referring to similar but generally less ornate ecclesiastical drinking vessels used in the Protestant Church during or after the Reformation.
  • Etruscan - Culture and style of artistic production in Etruria, now modern Tuscany and part of Umbria, between the 7th and 3rd centuries BCE. Known partly from elaborate tumuli, artworks include bronze mirrors and cists, wall paintings, and terracotta and bronze sculptures that are distinct from the Greek Archaic style in their lively sense of movement and delicate decoration. Developments in architecture include the construction of mud brick and wooden temples decorated with terracotta roof tiles and statues. In some classification schemes Etruscan culture includes the Villanovan culture, which was first evident on the Italian peninsula in the ninth century BCE.

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  • Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Inheritance
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 1925
    Ownership End Date: 1950's to 1980's
    Remarks: A relative of archaeologist, Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925), Dryden presented the Ella Riegel Museum with items she inherited from his collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts throughout the 1950s-1980s


  • Owner Name: Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925)
    Role: Collector
    Disposal Method: Bequest
    Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
    Ownership End Date: 1925


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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/157624 |title=Etruscan Impasto Chalice |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/9/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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