MI·16 Canegrate

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Classification: pitcher

Material: pottery
Size: height 24 cm, max. diam. 17 cm, foot diam. 7.8 cm, mouth diam. 5.5 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Jan 25 2022

Archaeological culture: Augustan
Date: late 1st c. BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Canegrate (Milano, Lombardia, Italy)
Archaeological context: grave 326
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 33' 49.71" N, 8° 55' 42.19" E
Find date: 13th April 1946
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: Museo Civico "Guido Sutermeister" (Legnano)
Inventory no.: St 10545

Inscription: MI·16 (uin ?(?)nu)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 283

Sources: Morandi 2004: 710 no. 283



Images in Sutermeister 1952: 6, tav. 2.16 (drawing) and 8, tav. 3.16 (drawing), Volonté 1993: tav. VII.1 (photo).

Unpainted olpe found as part of a single Roman grave on plot 618 in Canegrate. The grave was discovered by a farmer during agricultural work; it consists of a small grave chamber with the ashes and a number of objects, and ceramic grave goods west and east of the chamber. The olpe was among the objects on the western side, excavated by Sutermeister. See Sutermeister 1952 for a detailed account of the find circumstances, the grave and its furniture. Measurements of the object from Sutermeister's drawing; dating according to Volonté 1993b: 42.

Corinna Salomon