Etruscan Bucchero Alabastron

An ancient Etruscan large bucchero slender alabastron with a funnel mouth andincised graffito sprig on the body.

Ca. 650 - 550 BC.
Height: 12 in. (30.5 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 the collection of Jerome Eisenberg, New York.
Inv#: 8415
Guaranteed Authentic


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