Miniaturized pottery is a class for which systematic studies are scarce in Etruria. In this short contribution, we will approach the morphological, socio-cultural, and transcultural aspects of miniaturistic vessels from Casentino contexts. The integration of these three aspects aims to answer the following question: is Casentino miniaturized pottery a local phenomenon linked to low-income family productions, or do they respond to supraregional cultural and socio-economic needs? A brief examination of the known contexts will be the basis for reflecting on the chronological distribution, function, and socio-cultural significance of this class of materials in Casentino. To conclude, we will compare local miniaturized pottery with Etruscan and Po Valley examples, both in terms of the techno-morphological aspect and their consumption. These comparisons will make it possible to discuss the class of materials in relation to cultural contacts with areas of internal northern Etruria and Romagna and evaluate which social practices are at the basis of the production and use of this class in Casentino.

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