Etruscan Lydion (perfume jar) with patterns in the 'Pontic' style - ROM2018_16863_21


Etruscan Lydion (perfume jar) with patterns in the 'Pontic' style

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown
Date: about 550-530 BC
Period: Etruscan Archaic period
Object number: 923.13.26
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis vase is called a lydion because the shape was thought to originate in Lydia (modern Turkey), and was then adapted by Greek potters.This jar was made in the coastal region of Etruria, Italy, where local potters adopted Greek styles. It is decorated in the polychrome Etruscan 'Pontic style' which was heavily influenced by the shapes and decoration of East Greek pottery.
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