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Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 625–600 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero sottile
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.159
  • Description

    Both the shape and decoration of this bucchero sottile (light bucchero) jug are derived from Greek, especially Corinthian, prototypes.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Early Greek and Etruscan Vases: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (4): pp. 99-100, fig. 7.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1936. "The Technique of Bucchero Ware." Studi Etruschi, 10: pp. 64-65, pls. 23.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. New York: Marchbanks Press, pp. 10-11, fig. 31.

    Richter, Gisela M. A., Grace Crowfoot, and Donald Benjamin Harden. 1956. "Part I: Ceramics from c. 700 B.C. to the Fall of the Roman Empire." A History of Technology: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500, Vol. 2, Charles Singer, Eric John Holmyard, Alfred Rupert Hall, and Trevor Williams, eds. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 271, fig. 251.

    Gran-Aymerich, Jean. 1973. "Un Conjunto de Vasos de Bucchero inciso: Ensayo de Formalización." Trabajos de Prehistoria, 30: no. 220001, pp. 271-2, 228, 288.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 1976. "The Etruscan Legacy: Early Collecting and Bucchero Pots." Archaeology, 29 (4): p. 223.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4.72b, pp. 39, 96.

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