Magenta Ware vessels (rooster, goose, piglet)

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Fusco necropolis, Tor di Conte, excavations 1987-1988 (tombs 60 and 218)
    • Data:
      Late 3rd - early 2nd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      Rooster height 14.7 cm , length 12.5 cm; Goose height 11 cm, length 9.6 cm; Piglet height 7.4 cm, length 11.6 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      invv. 101703, 101706, 101708
  • Magenta Ware vessels (rooster, goose, piglet)

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 rooster is part of the funerary accoutrements for a child. The type of the goose is not well known; the only comparisons are with an example found at Delos and one from an unknown location.