Etruscan Bucchero Chalice

An ancient Etruscan bucchero chalice with a pedestal foot, the basin with a crenelated border at the bottom above which are incised bands.

Ca. 625 - 550 BC.
Height: 3 1/2 in. (9 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.

Confer: I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, (Mainz, 1991), p. 156-7, nos. 184-5.
Formerly in a 19th century Italian collection label, (number 1001). Accompanied by Italian Cultural Export Permit no. 11730 (4.10.2017).
Inv#: 6688
Guaranteed Authentic


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