Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug), Terracotta, Etruscan

Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug)

ca. 625–600 B.C.
Terracotta; bucchero sottile
H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Both the shape and decoration of this bucchero sottile (light bucchero) jug are derived from Greek, especially Corinthian, prototypes.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. pp. 10-11, fig. 31, New York: Marchbanks Press.

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. p. 271, fig. 251, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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.

Markoe, Glenn and Nancy J. Serwint. 1985. Animal Style on Greek and Etruscan Vases : An Exhibition at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. no. 41, p. 44, Burlington, Vermont: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont.

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