Tazza

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For the film, see Tazza: The High Rollers.
The malachite tazza at Linda Hall Library
Venetian glass tazza, ca 1550–1600 V&A Museum, no. 1860-1855)
The Woodall team working on The Great Tazza and a two-handed vase for Thomas Webb & Sons, 1891.

A tazza (Italian, "cup", plural tazze) is a shallow saucer-like dish either mounted on a stem and foot or on a foot alone. The word has been generally adopted by archaeologists and connoisseurs for this type of vessel, used either for drinking, serving small items of food, or just for display.

The Farnese Tazza is a 2nd-century BC cameo cup of Hellenistic Egypt in four-layered sardonyx agate. It is now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum (Inv. MANN 27611), and is 20 cm wide.

The colossal tazza in the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri (illustrated), is one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America. It was presented by Czar Nicholas II to August Heckscher in 1910 and given to the Linda Hall Library in 1972 by Mrs. Helen Spencer. It stands as the focal point in the center of the Main Reading Room of the library.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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