Early Etruscan Impasto Holmos

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 33 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4081
Provenance: English private collection, acquired between 1960 and 1980.
Condition: In the vessel two small holes, of which at least one was done by purpose to prevent further use of the funerary offering. On the rim of the lid a small chip, otherwise intact.
Description: Early Etruscan holmos consisting of three parts with red-brown and white paint. The conical stem with a broad ring foot and a corpus with rectangular openings. Between the open areas a net pattern, the foot and the protruding support plate decorated with lines. On the stem sits a bulbous vessel with a lid, decorated with triangles. The lid with the same geometric decoration and a handle knob. From the 8th until far into the 6th century such vessels with stems were used as consecration gifts or for ceremonial events.