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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.104.30
Title
Bucchero Chalice (ex Kantharos) with Impressed Animal Frieze
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
625 BCE-575 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Etruria
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/56997
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
11 x 14.6 cm (4 5/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Purchased from Bernheimers', Cambridge, MA, by the McDaniel Collection, November 12 1963. Said to be from Messina, Sicily. Formerly Morgan Collection (1916 or 1920).
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.104.30
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Grey-black thick fabric with burnished black slip. Three lines incised at lip. Stamped frieze of griffins, lions or chimeras, sphinxes, horses, and grazing stags runs around central portion of body. Hooked notches at the join between the cup's body and base. Tall base. Two filled patches below the rim on either side of the vessel suggest that this vessel once had handles on either side and was a kantharos. Another kantharos in the collection [116.1917] with identical animal frieze retains its handles.
Exhibition History

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/20/2018 - 02/05/2019

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