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Stemmed kothon (Etruscan-geometric ware)
Orientalising Period 700 BCE-600 BCE

14.7 × 18.4 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Etruria, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1894
Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Dish/ bowl with double pedestal stem. The shoulder of the bowl is in-curved, partially enclosing the bowl. Pink-buff clay glazed and painted with red geometric designs. Around the shoulder/rim is a design of alternate stopped meanders and squares containing a diagonal cross. On the edge of the shoulders are chevrons separated by dots. The body and pedestal stem are plain red. There is a reserved band between the foot and base of the pedestal and red tongues around the top of the foot. The inner rim is plain red and the interior is decorated with red circles.