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Etruscan Skyphos, Italo Geometric, 700-650 BC

Large skyphos with tapered body, rounded shoulder and straight lip. Oblique handles on the shoulder, standing on a ring base.

Hard-fired ceramic decorated with horizontal bands of reddish glaze. Groups of wavy lines on the reserved handle zone.

Orientates on cups of the Thapsos Class and derived types.

For a related example, cf. Beazley Archive vase 9008878.

Reconstituted from several fragments, old restoration. Root marks and sinter deposits.

H. 11 cm (4.3 in), D. rim 13 cm (5.1 in)
W. over handles 19.3 cm (7.6 in)

English private collection, acquired in Germany before 2000.

480 USD

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