|Reading in transliteration:||art|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||BG·24 Fornovo San Giovanni (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||sinistroverse|
|Script:||North Italic script (Lepontic alphabet)|
|Number of letters:||3|
|Number of words:||1|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Archaeological culture:||unknown [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||late 2nd–early 1st century BC [from object]|
|Type:||prob. mark of manufacturer|
|Alternative sigla:||Morandi 2004: 227|
|Sources:||Morandi 2004: 666 no. 227|
First published in Morandi 2004: 666, no. 227.
Rho One of two attestations of the sequence art on black-glazed ware from the same grave in the Brolo necropolis – a manufacturer's mark? The two inscriptions differ only slightly, in that the present one is executed more roughly: the hasta of alpha is somewhat prolonged at the top, the pocket of rho is executed with three straight scratches rather than a smooth curve. Morandi assumes an abbreviation of a personal name in art- (see the word page). The same sequence is also attested at Bergamo (BG·6), but that object is not black-glazed ware and dated earlier than the ones from Fornovo San Giovanni, and the inscription is applied on the outside.
See also Morandi 2007: 303 (no. 36).
|Fortunati Zuccàla 1998||Maria Fortunati Zuccàla, "Il territorio bergamasco e il dualismo montagna-pianura: osservazioni sulle presenze archeologiche", Rassegna di Studi del Civico Museo Archeologico e del Civico Gabinetto Numismatico di Milano 66–67 (1998), 67–91.|