Etruscan Genucilia Plate, ca. 300 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1216354
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Etruscan plate decorated with a four pointed star on the shallow floor and dots in the interstices. The narrow bulged rim enhanced with five spiral waves.
Rare variant of the plate on a low ring foot.
The name of the pottery derives from a Faliscan or Latin lady named Poplia Genucilia, who was the owner of a similar plate which was inscribed with her name.
For items from the Genucilia workshop cf. lots no. 316-319 in: Ines Stucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Exhibitions catalogue, Jerusalem 1991.
Etruscan, Genucilia Group, ca. 300 BC
D. 13.4 cm (5.3 in)
H. 3 cm (1.2 in)
Intact. Fine condition. Encrusted surface and soil deposits in places.
Swiss private collection, in family possession before 1968. (data to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed