Villanovan Ring Askos

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 2nd half of 8th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 15.5 cm high; 21.5 cm handle diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 4148
Provenance: German private collection R. K., Hessen, acquired prior to 1980.
Condition: One shard from the sieve reattached, otherwise very well preserved.
Description: Early Etruscan or Villanovan ring askos of the Impasto ware. The massive ring-shaped vessel has two spouts pulled outwards, one with a sieve function. The spouts are connected on the rim and on the neck with an open handle. The corpus and the necks of the spouts are decorated with impressed line decor. A large vessel in a rare form.