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Bucchero ribbon-handle amphora with votive inscription

Bucchero ribbon-handle amphora with votive inscription

Bucchero ribbon-handle amphora with votive inscription

Pottery

H: 32; Diam: 24.8 cm

Gift of Ivor and Flora Svarc, Berkeley, California

Accession number:

84.81.449

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Animal friezes are among the earliest iconographic scenes in Archaic Etruscan art. The belly of this vessel is decorated with an incised frieze depicting animals and fabulous creatures. The rim bears an incised votive inscription in an archaic Etruscan alphabet: “Spurie Utas dedicated me.”

From the Israel Museum publications:

Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English

Exhibitions:

El Toro y el Mediterraneo, Palma de Mallorca and Salamanca, 05/12/2000 - 20/06/2001