VB·5 Ornavasso

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola

Material: pottery
Size: height 16.5 cm, max. diam. 25 cm, foot diam. 9.5 cm, mouth diam. 2.2 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 20 2024

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1
Date: beginning of 1st c. BC

Site: Ornavasso (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: San Bernardo
Archaeological context: grave 43
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 59' 2.41" N, 8° 24' 12.14" E
Find date: 1890–1893
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Enrico Bianchetti
Current location: Museo del Paesaggio – Sezione archeologica "Enrico Bianchetti" (Ornavasso)
Inventory no.: 425 (350)

Inscription: VB·5 (pou)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 311
Solinas 1995: 135
Morandi 2004: 50

Sources: Morandi 2004: 553 f. no. 50



Image in Morandi 1999: 195, pl. 8.2 (photo).

Vaso a trottola with white painted concentric bands found in the inhumation grave no. 43 of the San Bernardo necropolis (Bianchetti 1895: 126 f. with list of furniture); completely reassembled from numerous fragments. Dating according to Morandi 1999: 171, no. 16 following Piana Agostinetti 1972: 78, 250 f.

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.