Etruria, central Italy, Genucilia Group, ca. 600 to 400 BCE. A pottery plate decorated with a four pointed star on the shallow floor and dots in the interstices. The narrow bulged rim is enhanced with five spiral waves. This is a rare variant of the plate on a low ring foot. The name of the pottery group derives from a Faliscan or Latin lady named Poplia Genucilia, who was the owner of a similar plate which was inscribed with her name. Size: 4.5" W x 0.75" H (11.4 cm x 1.9 cm)
Compare similar examples from the Genucilia workshop cf. lots no. 316-319 in: Ines Stucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Exhibitions catalogue, Jerusalem 1991.
Provenance: Ex-Santa Fe NM Collection.
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