Etruscan Bucchero Oinochoe
An ancient Etruscan bucchero oinochoe, a wine pitcher, with a wide lip, strap handle, and a band of incised vertical bands around the body.
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. 184, no. 231.
Formerly M. H.-W. collection, The Netherlands.