Etrusco-Corinthian 'plastic vase' representing a monkey or bear - ROM2018_16863_11

ROM2018_16863_11

Etrusco-Corinthian 'plastic vase' representing a monkey or bear

Medium:Wheel-thrown and moulded earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; found in Castel d'Asso, Viterbo, Italy
Date: about 590-560 BC
Period: Etruscan Archaic period
Object number: 919.5.68
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis modelled vase, known as a 'plastic vase', in the shape of a seated animal was made by an Etruscan potter imitating similar vase-shapes by Greek potters in Corinth and East Greece. Its stopper no longer survives. It was probably used to hold perfumed oil.
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