Large Etrusco-Corinthian Olpe from Tarquinia

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 1st half of 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 38 cm high
Price: 12 000 Euro
Ref: 4115
Provenance: Old Swiss private collection. Thence Galerie Puhze, Freiburg, Germany. From there acquired by the private collection Dr. Kaltwasser, Stuttgart, Germany in 2000.
Condition: Intact. White encrustration below the handle.
Description: Monumental olpe with black, red and white paint. The corpus with four painted animal friezes, depicting lions, ibexes, stags, a sphinx as well as a boar. Between them floral decoration and dots. The pitcher with a raised, broadening neck and a round estuary. On the rim two rotelles, between them the tripartite handle begins, setting off horizontally and then with a sharp bent finishing on the shoulder. On the neck, the rotelles, the estuary and next to the handle white rosettes. On the shoulder a profiling with encircling dotted decoration. The olpe can be attributed to the Pittore delle Teste di Lupo, who was active in Tarquinia during the first half of the 6th century B.C.