Villanovan Impasto Amphora
An ancient Villanovan dark brown impasto ware amphora; the vessel with a high foot, columnar neck, and applied ribs and 'nipples' on each side.
Ca. 750-700 BC.
The so-called Villanovans (named after a modern town near Bologna) were the Iron age predecessors of the Etruscans. They are thought to have settled the area of Etruria, roughly modern Tuscany, in the 11th century BC. By the fourth century BC the Villanovans were assimilated by the Etruscans and overcome by the neighboring Gauls.
cf.: I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, (Mainz, 1991), p. 155, no. 179.
Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired between 1956 and 1975.
BUY or BID Sale
Over this summer, we identified objects of interest to include in our Fall 2018 Buy or Bid Sale. To entice you, we reduced prices on select objects. For other objects, we are willing to consider reasonable offers.
We reduced the price of this amphorat from $3,750 to $2,500
You can purchase the item by following the "Purchase" link on this page.
We will also consider a reasonable offer for this object. To make an offer, contact us by following the "Make an Offer" link below