VB·31 Ornavasso

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Classification: cup

Material: pottery
Size: height 7.4 cm, max diam. 17.4 cm, foot diam. 5.5 cm
Condition: repaired, incomplete
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 20 2024

Archaeological culture: unknown

Site: Ornavasso (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: San Bernardo
Archaeological context: grave 36
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 59' 2.31" N, 8° 24' 12.03" E
Find date: 1890–1893
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Enrico Bianchetti
Current location: Museo del Paesaggio – Sezione archeologica "Enrico Bianchetti" (Ornavasso)
Inventory no.: (315)

Inscription: VB·31 (a)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): note xviii (i)
Solinas 1995: 139

Sources: Solinas 1995: 379 no. 139



Black-glazed cup found in the inhumation grave no. 36 of the San Bernardo necropolis (Bianchetti 1895: 117 f. with list of furniture); about one third of the wall is missing. Stamped decoration of lines and palmettes on the inside bottom.

Corinna Salomon


Bianchetti 1895 Enrico Bianchetti, I sepolcreti di Ornavasso [= Atti della Società di Archeologia e Belle Arti della provincia di Torino 6], Torino: Paravia 1895.