Early Etruscan Two-Handle Cup of the Impasto Ware

Culture: Etruscan
Period: around 700 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 23.8 cm in diameter
Price: 900 Euro
Ref: 4125
Provenance: Old Belgian private collection, thence André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. There acquired on 5 February 2002 by another Belgian collection. With an original certificate from André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. On the reverse of the certificate a sticker with a stamp of a court inspection dated 26 June 2009 with the signature of the law clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: A piece of the rim professionally reattached, otherwise intact.
Description: Large drinking cup of the so-called impasto ware of brownish clay with smooth, almost metallic shining surface. The base is flat, the bulbous corpus decorated with sculptural, roof-shaped ribs. The neck slightly curved outwards, the rim protruding. The horizontal handles, set opposite each other, start just below the shoulder and are decorated with sculptural bulges at the edges. A beautifully preserved, large vessel of the early Etruscans in Campania.