Etrusco-Corinthian Olpe

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 1st half 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 23.4 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 4121
Provenance: From an English private collection, last in an English auction house.
Condition: Intact
Description: Olpe of light clay with red, brown and white paint. Overlapping semi-circles are drawn on the bulbous corpus with a pair of compasses and filled with red and light brown. At the lower end ribbons are drawn with the burin into the clay. The pitcher with a protruding neck and a round estuary. On the rim two rotelles, between them is the handle which finely curved ends at the corpus. On the neck, on the rotelles, as well as at the beginning of the handle white rosettes. On the shoulder a profiling. A decoration of rays is drawn upwards from the slightly set off foot rim.