Etruscan Bucchero Chalice

 

Etruscan Bucchero Chalice

An ancient Etruscan bucchero chalice with a pedestal foot, the basin with a frieze of five panthers in relief, with graffito "V" under the foot.

Etruria.
Ca. 650 - 550 BC.
Height: 6 in. (15 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 a New York private collection, acquired in Freiburg, Germany, in 1984.

Inv#: 8840

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