Etruscan Bucchero Ware Amphora

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19.7 cm high
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 4143
Provenance: Private collection Professor Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna, Austria. Thence in the family estate.
Condition: The surface with flakings, a small ancient chip on the handle, but the vessel is intact.
Description: Thin walled terracotta vase of the so-called "Nikosthenes style". The dark grey, very shiny clay imitates bronze vases. The handles, starting at the rim are very protruding, semi-circular and worked out in open work. Each depicts two upwards striding, four-legged, winged mixed creatures. The spherical corpus with three encircling ribs. On the shoulder engraved lines. From the base of the ringfoot to the first rib ray decoration.