Etruscan Bucchero Cup Decorated in Relief with Fantastic CreaturesArchaic
550 BCE - 525 BCE
height with handle
6 7/8 x 5 11/16 x 6 5/8 in. (17.5 x 14.4 x 16.8 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- Bucchero - Style of Etruscan pottery that resembles metalware, produced between the end of the 7th and the beginning of the 5th centuries BCE.
- cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
- 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.
- height with handle Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 5 11/16 x 6 5/8 in. (17.5 x 14.4 x 16.828 cm)
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