VB·8 Ornavasso

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola

Material: pottery
Size: height 18 cm, max. diam. 24.8 cm, foot diam. 11.8 cm, mouth diam. 3.8 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 20 2024

Archaeological culture: La Tène C 2
Date: second half of 2nd c. BC

Site: Ornavasso (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: San Bernardo
Archaeological context: grave 51
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 59' 2.51" N, 8° 24' 12.25" E
Find date: 1890–1893
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Enrico Bianchetti
Current location: Museo del Paesaggio – Sezione archeologica "Enrico Bianchetti" (Ornavasso)
Inventory no.: 469 (385)

Inscription: VB·8 (sa)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 138
Morandi 2004: 53

Sources: Morandi 2004: 555 no. 53


Vaso a trottola of reddish clay decorated with painted white patterned bands, found in the inhumation grave no. 51 of the San Bernardo necropolis (Bianchetti 1895: 131 with grave inventory); completely reassembled from multiple fragments. Dating from Morandi.

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.