Early Etruscan Two-handled Bowl of the Impasto Ware

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 7th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 4126
Provenance: Old Belgian private collection, then André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. Acquired there on 14 August 2003 by another Belgian collection. With original certificate from André De Munter, Brussels. On the reverse of the certificate a sticker with the stamp of a court examination dated 26 June 2009 with the signature of the court clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: A stable stress crack up to the foot and a small piece at the rim reattached to the foot, otherwise intact.
Description: Large drinking bowl of the so-called Impasto ware made of brownish clay with a smooth, almost metallic, shiny surface. The bowl sits on a slightly offset, profiled ring base. The cup opens to about the middle of the body, where a set off, three-dimensional groove marks the transition to the neck. The neck with several gradations up to the protruding rim. The opposite handles are attached to the neck, both of which are decorated with fine incised hatching. At about the same height, two opposite, pointed studs are worked out of the wall, which are decorated with fine incised decoration. Also engravings all around the neck. The decoration at the bottom of the bowl is particularly elaborate. Here concentric circles were pressed into the clay, which are then connected with straight lines. A beautifully preserved, large vessel from the early Etruscans in Campania.