IMPASTO BOWL WITH HIGH HANDLE

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IMPASTO BOWL BOWL WITH HIGH HANDLE

Sturdy handle with angular projections and strut, small opening above; on small base set off from body; lower inside and outside decorated with impressions in shape of rosette with central roundel, reel-shaped rim.
Ex priv. coll. L.M. N., inherited from Galerie Persepolis , The Hague, Netherlands 1970s

H. 8,3 cm; diam. bowl 11 cm. Intact.
Villanova Period, 8th-7th cent. BC.

Cf. I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, Mainz 1991, no. 185.
Impasto refers to smoky and thick-walled ware in Etruria, the clay used was rich in iron, which gave good reduction during firing; the objects were mostly made by hand and coverend by thick slip, burnished after leather dry

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