Here you find a beautiful ancient Etruscan ceramic vase from circa the 6th-5th century B.C. Colour of this piece is dark black-brown with glaze. The oinochoe has a bulbous body tapering to the foot, ribbon handle and tall wide neck with tall cut back, curled pouring spout. Some remaining painted white vine and geometric decoration. Some surface deposits and minor paint loss, otherwise intact. Measures 7-3/4” in height.
Provenance: Remo Farruggio; acquired 1950's. Ex. New York 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.