Etruscan Bucchero Skyphos


Etruscan Bucchero Skyphos

An ancient Etruscan bucchero skyphos, a wine cup, with a ribbed body and a band of impressed radiate designs around the top.

Ca. 650-550 BC.
Height: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm).

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.

Formerly in Pennsylvania private collection, acquired at Christie's, London, February 27, 1980, lot 107.

Inv#: 6184


Guaranteed Authentic

More Images:



Hixenbaugh Ancient Art LTD, 537A West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

212-989-9743   -

Copyright © 2006-2019 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art