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Etruscan offering Bowl

Etruscan offering Bowl

Etruscan offering Bowl

Bronze

H: 4.6; Diam: 17.8 cm

Gift of Ivor and Flora Svarc, Berkeley, California

Accession number:

84.81.470

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Bowls of this type are found in rich Etruscan tombs from the middle of the 8th century BCE. They are among the first indications of the Orientalizing period. The earliest examples were imported from Assyria or Phoenicia, where this shape had been customary since the 2nd millennium BCE; later on it was frequently imitated by the Etruscans. The present bowl, which has an exceptionally wide, outcurving lip and bulging body, is probably the work of a craftsman from southern Etruria or Latium

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

Italy of the Etruscans: Archaeological finds from the First Millenium, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 18/06/1991 - 18/11/1991