Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron decorated with 'running dogs' - ROM2010_11485_39


Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron decorated with 'running dogs'

Medium:Slip painted earthenware
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy. Found at Castel D'Asso, near Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Date: late 7th-early 6th century BC
Period: Etruscan
13.8 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.85
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
Not on view
DescriptionEmigrant potters from Corinth and the great quantities of imported Corinthian ceramics inspired a native Etrusco-Corinthian style. Typical Etrusco-Corinthian vases closely copied the dominant Corinthian wares using a similar pale clay and following the general design scheme with friezes of real and imaginary animals, stylized rosettes filling blank spaces and compass-made scale patterns. The main centres of production were in Caere and especially in Vulci. On this alabastron, the upper frieze depicts two men dancing around a kylix (komasts); behind them to the left is a winged Lasa and on the right a dancing man.
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