Magenta Ware vessels (horse, maltese dog, negroid head)

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Fusco necropolis, Tor di Conte, excavations 1987-1988 (tombs 60 and 218)
    • Data:
      Early 2nd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      Cavallo altezza 10,5 cm, lunghezza 11 cm; Cane maltese altezza 8,8 cm, lunghezza 7,7 cm; Testa di negro altezza 7,4 cm, lunghezza 9,5 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      invv. 101707, 101704, 101705
  • Magenta Ware vessels (horse, maltese dog, negroid head)

With the term Magenta Class, J. Beazley was the first to identify a group of shaped vessels with a purplish pink pigment on the surface. Production centres were localized in Apulia, Campania, Sicily and Etruria, in Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, on the shores of the Black Sea and in Asia Minor.

The horse is a very uncommon subject in Magenta Ware. No comparisons were found for the maltese dog.