ostracon ancient art



Etruscan Bucchero Olpe, 625-575 BC

Etruscan bucchero olpe with ovoid body, truncated conical neck and lightly flared lip. The strap handle arching from rim to shoulder. Standing on a low ring base.

Bucchero ware was the distinct local pottery type of ancient Etruria. The black clay was created reducing the supply of oxygen in the smoke-filled atmosphere of the kiln.

Rasmussen type 1b. The shape is fairly popular in bucchero for a short time period.

For the shape, cf. pp. 88-91; close in shape and size to fig. 105, pl. 24, (29:12, p. 50) in: Tom B. Rasmussen. Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria. Cambridge 1979.

Intact, fine condition. Nicely burnished surface.

H. to handle 16.5 cm (6.5 in)
H. to rim 13.1 cm (5.2 in)

Old south German collection. German art market August 2012.

750 USD

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