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vessel / decorated egg

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,0227.5

  • Description

    Ostrich egg painted with four sphinxes, a band of tongues, an undecorated band, a frieze of lotus buds and flowers. It once had a mouthpiece and support to form a vessel.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 625BC-600BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.24 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bartoloni et al 2000a cat.85, p.132 (entry by Judith Swaddling) bibliographic details
    • Swaddling 1986 p. 397 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G71/dc20

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2000-2001 1 Oct-1 Apr, Bologna, Museo Civico Archeologico, 'Principi etruschi tra Mediterraneo ed Europa'
    2012 19 Jun-25 Nov, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Etruscan Civilisation

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1850,0227.5

Ostrich egg painted with four sphinxes. It once had a mouthpiece and support to form a vessel.

Ostrich egg painted with four sphinxes. It once had a mouthpiece and support to form a vessel.

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