Etruscan Bucchero Trefoil Oinochoe
An ancient Etruscan bucchero large trefoil oinochoe, a wine pitcher, with incised bands around the neck, and a thick handle that terminates with two roundels at the mouth.
Bucchero ware was the distinct local pottery type of ancient Etruria. It is distinguished by its delicately potted black earthen fabric as well as its glossy, burnished black surface, often with incision work. Bucchero ware was produced through the unique "reduction" method in which it was fired.
cf.: I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, (Mainz, 1991), p. 194, no. 254.
Formerly with Galerie HAC, Basel, Switzerland,1990s.