Oversize bucchero ware kantharos of canonical shape. The high-swung strap handles attached at the rim and the dented ridge at the join to the straight wall. Standing on a low flared foot.
Incised lines just below the rim.
This is a kantharos of the standard coastal type known from workshops in the Etruscan cities of Vulci and Cerveteri; Rasmussenâ€™s type 3e.
For similar kantharoi cf. items 240-242 in: Ines Jucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Mainz 1991.
Etruscan, circa 600 BC.
H. handle 13.8 cm (5.4 in), H. rim 9.4 cm (3.7 in), D. 16 cm (6.3 in).
Pristine quality and condition. Finely burnished surface. Soil deposits and root marks inside.
Swiss private collection (data will be provided to the buyer)