Etruscan Lydion (perfume jar) - ROM2018_16863_9


Etruscan Lydion (perfume jar)

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; found in Orvieto, Etruria, Italy
Date: about 550 BC
Period: Etruscan Archaic period
Object number: 919.5.65
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
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 probably made in Orvieto where Etruscan potters adopted the Greek shape.
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