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* Etruscan Star Pottery Plate, Caere, ca. second half of 4th Century BCE

RP1902

Buff-colored, Faliscan star plate, the large, walled foot supports a narrow stem and large, shallow plate; the surface of the plate is decorated with a widely spaced leaf pattern and a star, in stondo, with a triple dot cluster in each quadrant; the base of the plate as well as the wall of the foot feature rings of orange and dark brown pigment.  Caeretan style, Genucilia group. 

For similar examples, see Jucker, "Italy of the Etruscans," #316-320.

Dimensions: Diameter: 14 cm (5.5 inches). Height: 5 cm (2 inches)

Condition: Loss to foot otherwise in very good condition overall

Provenance: Private NY collection since 1960's, with collection stickers on base, thereafter private Virginia collection.



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