Etruscan Black-figured Olpe

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 490-470 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 25.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4137
Provenance: English private collection between 1980 and 1990.
Condition: Handle professionally reattached.
Description: Large terracotta olpe with black-figured painting. The image area shows in a suggestive way the silhouette of two young men in long coats. Both have thrown the end of a coat around the arm, which is stretched forward. Ivy leaves on the rim. Egg-and-dart pattern, wavy band and ivy leaves on the neck. Ivy leaves also on the side. The handle starts in parallel from the rim and ends on the corpus. The reverse is glazed in black.