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Large Etruscan Bucchero Ware Kantharos, Around 600 BC

Larger than usual bucchero ware kantharos of canonical shape.

The high-swung strap handles attached at the rim and the dented ridge at the join to the straight wall. Standing on a low flared foot.

Incised lines just below the rim.

Rasmussen's type 3e kantharos of the standard coastal type known from workshops in the Etruscan cities of Vulci and Cerveteri.

For similar examples, cf. items 240-242 in: I. Jucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Mainz 1991.

Pristine quality and condition. Finely burnished surface. Reconstituted from large fragments.

H. handle 14.1 cm (5.6 in)
H. rim 9.2 cm (3.6 in)
D. 15.3 cm (6 in)

Swiss private collection, in family possession since the 1970s. Thence Swiss art market.

1250 USD

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