Etrusco-Corinthian lydion (perfume jar) with frieze of black-figure birds - ROM2018_16863_23

ROM2018_16863_23

Etrusco-Corinthian lydion (perfume jar) with frieze of black-figure birds

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown
Date: about 550-530 BC
Period: Etruscan Archaic period
Object number: 923.13.27
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 Etruria, Italy, where Etruscan potters adopted the Greek shape and decorated it in black-figure techinique with a frieze of four water-birds in a manner which imitates Corinthian pottery.
Collection:
Greek World
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