VA·31 Sesto Calende

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Classification: bowl

Material: pottery
Size: foot diam. 8 cm
Condition: complete
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Jan 26 2022

Archaeological culture: Golasecca I C
Date: 7th c. BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Sesto Calende (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 43' 26.40" N, 8° 38' 6.00" E [from site]
Find date: unknown
Current location: Museo Civico Archeologico (Sesto Calende)
Inventory no.: no inv. no.

Inscription: VA·31 (?ịạtuịṇị)

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Squarzanti 2009: 385



Deep bowl with low foot, used as cover for a funerary urn, with the remains of ash still visible. Part of the collection of the Bellini family of Somma Lombardo, which was compiled in the early 20th century, and given to the Museo Civico of Sesto Calende in 2004; see Squarzanti 2009 for an overview of its history and inventory. The exact find place of the bowl is unknown, but may be assumed to be in the general area of Somma Lombardo/Sesto Calende – the dating would fit with that of the Presualdo necropolis, whence come the two other archaic inscribed objects of the area (VA·3 Sesto Calende, VA·4 Sesto Calende).

Corinna Salomon