Etruscan Bucchero Olpe
An ancient Etruscan bucchero olpe, a wine pitcher, with a wide lip, strap handle, and body that tapers to a disk foot. The black glazed-surface has earthen encrustation and white root marks throughout.
Confer: I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, (Mainz, 1991), p. 187, nos. 236-237.
Formerly in Pennsylvania private collection, acquired at Sotheby's, November 5, 1979, lot 292.