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Title Impasto Cup
Primary photo False
Photo Type Cataloged Artifact
Photo ID 13080
Album ID 0
Description Impasto cup. Gently curving sides extend outwards from a large, round protuberance in the center of the cup-base. The steepness of the curve increases as the walls near the rim, thus forming an open, shallow bowl. The exterior of the sides are incised with a continuous pattern of tightly fitted scallops. To the cup belongs a double handle, consisting of two parts joined at the top. The exterior section forms an arc which joins to the cup at the exterior shoulder. This portion of the handle is in the form of a winged woman, viewed frontally from the waist up. The wings originate at the waist and continue vertically up to the horizontal plane formed by the chin, gradually widening towards the top; then at the chin they once again begin to taper, extending outward only to curl inwards as swirls framing the forehead, thus forming a hollowed-out, triangular-shaped areaa between the wings and the hair. The hair frames the face and drops vertically to the waist in the form of two long tresses. These tresses are held in her hands which extend diagonally across the chest bending at the elbows. The fingers are fashioned by four incised lines. The head is in higher relief and has two incised, almond-shaped eyes, a long nose, a wide mouth, and heavy chin. The interior section of the handle extends obliquely fromthe top to join at the rim. It is a flat plaque in the shape of an hour glass. The lateral edges are articulated by a raised ridge which terminates in a swirl at each end. The top of the handle is adorned with a round knob, topped by a small round protuberance.
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Anthony Tuck. "19730258bw.jpg from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 18/1972, ID:71/PC 19730258". (2012) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2012-12-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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