Tall Etruscan black glazed vessel with tapering funnel-like neck, the globular body tapering to a cylindrical base. The arched handle from the outside of the neck to the shoulder.
The mouth with a semicircular pouring spout and curled-over rear edges.
The hollow base with a marked off ring foot.
The oinochoe was dipped into the gloss, as discernible from the many fingerprints around the bottom.
For the shape, cf. items no. 213, 214 and 220 in: J.W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
For examples found at Caere, cf. cat. no. 6, p. 167 and cat. no. 100, p. 256 in: Electa. Gli Etruschi e Cerveteri. Exhibition catalogue. Milan 1980.
Etruscan, 325-275 BC
H. 22.8 cm (9 in)
Reconstituted from two pieces, a small section at the neck level restored. Some surface deposits and minor glaze loss.
Private collection Grabs (Switzerland), acquired in the late 1970s.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.