Etruscan Trefoil Oinochoe (“Schweifhenkelkanne”)

Culture: Etruscan
Period: around 400 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 24 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2496
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in a family estate. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Wonderfully preserved oinochoe from an Etruscan workshop in Chiusi, painted in the Six's technique. In the Six's technique, the red color was applied to the black glazed tone. The details were then carefully incised until the black basic tone emerged again. The bulbous vessel stands on a flat base accentuated with profiles. The handle with a raised middle ridge is pulled up, therefore the type of jug is called “Schweifhenkelkanne” in German. The image area depicts on the front two unclothed satyrs facing each other. They are recognizable as young athletes with filets, the left one holds a strigilis and a plant with three branches. The other one rushes and holds two victory wreaths in his hand. Below the handle a palmette, on the sides spirals. On the corpus an old collection label with the number 391. See for the type the large jug of the same size with dancing satyrs in the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Chiusi, published in “”, Etruscan clay jugs, type 9.