ostracon ancient art



Etruscan Impasto Ware Amphora, late 8th Century BC

Carefully polished impasto ware amphora of biconical shape. The handles span from the slightly flared mouth to the shoulder.

The shoulder area enhanced with molded ridges.

Hand-built dark brown impasto with carefully smoothed surface. Dendrite-like deposits.

For related examples, cf. CVA Warsaw, Musée National 6, 4345, pl. 38.5 (inv. 147348) and pl. 38.13 (inv. 147340).

Intact, choice condition. Tiny crazes on one handle fixed.

H. 17 cm (6.7 in)

Swiss private collection P.S., Lucerne, acquired in the 1980s.

1250 USD

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