Etruscan Bucchero Bowl
3 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 4 7/8 in. (8 x 13.2 x 12.4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3238
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Collection: Lucy Shoe Meritt Collection
Findspot: According to Lucy Shoe Meritt: "From a tomb at Bieda. Acquired from a local resident of Bieda region whom Lucy T. Shoe met walking in valley below tombs."
This object has the following keywords:
- bowls - Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- Bucchero - Style of Etruscan pottery that resembles metalware, produced between the end of the 7th and the beginning of the 5th centuries BCE.
- 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.
- vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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