This is an extremely rare piece of Etruscan pottery. Measuring 9 inches tall with a rich black patina. Tendrils painted in orange around the body, shoulder and spout area. In absolutely perfect condition said for some encrustation on the surface of the vessel and some misfiring at the base. This ancient ceramic dates to approximately 600 B.C. and is from the ancient Etruscan city of Veio.
Provenance: Private German Collection via European Modern Art Gallery.
Etruscan art of ancient Etruria, which by the 8th cent. B.C. included the area in Italy from the Tiber River to Salerno. Scholars have yet to trace the exact development of Etruscan art. However it is a direct descendent of Greek sources but Ancient Etruscan retains certain character of its own. However, as stated previously clearly a link to the Hellenized root. The main centers of Etruscan art were Caere (Cerveteri), Tarquinii, Vulci, and Veii (Veio). The Etruscans were particularly noted for their black pottery and were masters of the potter's wheel. It is possible to actually trace some nuclei of materials to production in southern Etruria, where important cities such as Vulci, Veio, Caere, Tarquinia found themselves inserted in the fabric of international relationships with Greece and the Orient.
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