Etruscan-Faliscan Oinochoe with Dove, Barbano Group, 310-280 BC
Red-figure oinochoe showing a dove
with outstretched right wing.
The bird shows traces of the original white slip and is flanked by scrolling
tendrils. Below the handle an upside down palmette.
The neck with an upright palmette at center and scrolls to the sides. Radiating
tongues on top of the shoulder.
For closely related vases attributed to the Barbano Group, cf. Beazley archive
nos. 1010542 and 1010543.
Reconstituted from large fragments, applied white color for the dove rubbed off.
Otherwise appealing and fine.
H. 16.5 cm (6.5 in)
Swiss private collection, since the late 19th century.
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Mario A. Del Chiaro. "Etruscan Oinochai of the Torcop Group", in: Studi Etruschi
28 (1960), pp. 137-164.
John D. Beazley. Etruscan Vase Painting. Oxford 1947.
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