VB·16 Ornavasso

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola, Kreiselflasche

Material: pottery
Extension (h): 16.5 cm6.496 in <br />
Diameter (max.): 26.6 cm10.472 in <br />
Manner: painted
Design: concentric white bands
Condition: complete

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1
Date: Graue II

Site: Ornavasso (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: San Bernardo
Archaeological context: grave 37
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 58' 8.40" N, 8° 24' 57.60" E [from site]
Find date: end of the 1980's
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Enrico Bianchetti (archaeological director)
Current location: Museo del Paesaggio (Verbania Pallanza)
Inventory no.: 325

Inscription: VB·16 (uasekia)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 306
Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 12
Solinas 1995: 130
Morandi 2004: 47

Sources: Morandi 2004: 549-550 & 786 (pl. IX.47)
Solinas 1995: 376
Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 165



There has also been found an as with a dove in the same grave (Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 165). Dating:


Graue 1974 Jörn Graue, Die Gräberfelder von Ornavasso. Eine Studie zur Chronologie der späten Latène- und frühen Kaiserzeit [= Hamburger Beiträge zur Archäologie Beiheft 1], Hamburg: Buske 1974.