Villanovan Stirrup Jar

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 8th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 22 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4147
Provenance: German private collection W.F., Munich, Germany, acquired in the 1990s.
Condition: A small repair on the rim, otherwise only minor wear on the foot, overall in a wonderful condition.
Description: Early Etruscan or Villanovan stirrup jar of the Impasto Ware in a rare form. The jug with a protruding, round corpus stands on a high ring foot. The neck tapering towards the top, the rim is protruding. The stirrup handle applies behind the spout, sitting at the back on the rim and in an extended form reaches to the neck. On the back a broad ring handle. The body is decorated with a very diligently impressed décor. The upper band consists of triangles, which end with a hallmarked circle. Within the triangles fine line decoration. Below a broad band of meander.