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Title Vase, Lid
Primary photo False
Photo Type Cataloged Artifact
Photo ID 8462
Album ID 0
Description A lid with a knob. Perhaps for a pyxis. The knob (Height 0.062 m) is decorated with four plastic feline heads. Details are indicated by incision. The ears are triangular shaped. The almond shaped eyes have lids. The bridge of the nose is divided into two sections by three lines. The large open mouth, sometimes rounded at the edges, has a fang on either side of the nose. Above the heads is a circular disc which serves as a base for the knob proper. The knob, tapering towards the top, is capped by a circular piece which has a groove on the outside edge and a depression on top. Below the heads is a larger circular disc where the knob was attached to the lid proper. Around the knob on the lid are three circular grooves. Below them appears a molded design of three winged panthers alternated by a volute pattern. Details are incised. The panthers" bodies are in profile, facing right, while their heads are full front. A groove, which dips in the middle, crosses the forehead and sets off the triangular shaped ears from the large eyes. The eyes are flat on the bottom and curved on the top. Two lines, which begin at the edges of the face, bend downward to form the broad nose. These lines define the cheeks at the same time. The neck arches out from the ears until it meets the large wing which cuts diagonally across the body. The wing consists of two parts. The shorter portion, which lies on top, follows to outer edge of the larger part. Feathers are detailed with incision. The animals have short squat bodies with a thick front leg and a large paw. They are sitting back on their haunches, which are modelled. The tail curves around the haunch midway across the body, up, and then back across the haunch where it ends in a curl. Like the heads of the knob, none of the animals are exactly alike in detail.
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Anthony Tuck. "19670178bw.jpg from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 1U/1967, ID:21/PC 19670178". (2012) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2012-12-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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