Large Etruscan Footed Bowl of the Heron Class

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 7th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 20.5 cm high; 24.8 cm in diameter
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 4140
Provenance: From the inventory of the judicially dissolved Parisian gallery La Reine Margot.
Condition: A shard reattached on the foot, otherwise intact.
Description: Large terracotta bowl on a high foot. The vessel made of beige clay with reddish brown painting. Thick red-brown ribbons are painted around the foot and up to about half of the corpus. Stripe decoration on the rim. Under the rim a frieze of seven stylized birds, which are interpreted as herons and therefore name the painter's workshop "Heron". Inside the bowl broad red-brown bands.