Etruscan Bucchero Olpe (Jug)6th century BCE
5 15/16 x 4 x 4 in. (15.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.172
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Jugs
This object has the following keywords:
- Bucchero - Style of Etruscan pottery that resembles metalware, produced between the end of the 7th and the beginning of the 5th centuries BCE.
- Etruscan - Culture and style of artistic production in Etruria, now modern Tuscany and part of Umbria, between the 7th and 3rd centuries BCE. Known partly from elaborate tumuli, artworks include bronze mirrors and cists, wall paintings, and terracotta and bronze sculptures that are distinct from the Greek Archaic style in their lively sense of movement and delicate decoration. Developments in architecture include the construction of mud brick and wooden temples decorated with terracotta roof tiles and statues. In some classification schemes Etruscan culture includes the Villanovan culture, which was first evident on the Italian peninsula in the ninth century BCE.
- olpai - Oinochoai with a continuous S-curved slender body and a high handle which extends above the round mouth. They were used for pouring wine or water. Olpai were popular at Corinth and also in Athens.
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