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Title: Vasellame metallico configurato a sirena
Subtitle: Conatti ed influenze tra Etruria, Grecia e Magna Grecia
Author(s): AMBROSINI, Laura
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 88    Date: 2013   
Pages: 55-87
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.88.0.2987075

Abstract :
The study focuses on an Etruscan bronze vase in the form of a siren, worked in sphyrelaton and repoussé technique and decorated with gold leaf. The processing technique and the comparisons with bronzes from Greece and Magna Graecia show a strong Corinthian influence, just softened by the effects of the Ionic style. The vase, made in Vulci in the second quarter of the 6th century BC and probably found in a tomb, was certainly connected to the symposium. In the archaic age the equation sea = wine may have helped to identify the siren in the savior of the soul of the deceased.

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