Etrusco-Corinthian ring askos (flask) showing a frieze of running dogs - ROM2011_11854_22

ROM2011_11854_22

Etrusco-Corinthian ring askos (flask) showing a frieze of running dogs

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown.
Date: about 600 BC
Period: Etruscan Orientalizing period
Dimensions:
10.3 x 12.7 cm
Object number: 2008.20.2
Credit Line: Gift of Elsie Bier in loving memory of her children David and Michelle Doucet
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
Description

Decorated in silhouette technique with Corinthian-style running dogs.

As relations with Greeks began to increase around 650 BC, Greek manufactured goods soon poured into Etruria. During this period, the Etruscans fell under the influence of Corinth (in central Greece) and started producing their own type of Etrusco-Corinthian pottery.

Etrusco-Corinthian vases closely copied Greek Corinthian wares using a similar pale clay and the same motifs of animal friezes, stylized rosettes, and compass-made scale patterns.

Collection:
Greek World
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